Perturbed by poor response from the Delhi Lieutenant-Governor’s (L-G) office, allottees of the 2010 Delhi Development Authority (DDA) housing scheme have warned that they would now move court.
About 50 allottees staged a protest at the L-G’s office on Friday, demanding a clear timeframe on the completion of flats allotted to them two years ago. They have also demanded interest on the money that they have paid to the development agency.
“We could not meet the L-G. A senior official, who met us, was non-committal and demanded more time to find out if the DDA was financially capable of paying interest to the allottees. We are now left with no option but to move the court,” said an allottee.
Apart from demanding completion of flats and interest on the money paid by them, the allottees have also sought waiver and refund of parking charges taken from them by the DDA.
An allottee said he had paid more than R6 lakh towards the parking charges, which the DDA was not even authorised to collect.
“The Supreme Court, in a September 2010 judgement, had said the builder could not charge extra for the common area. The DDA should refund that money,” the allottee said.
The DDA had allotted 16,000 flats in the 2010 housing scheme, but most of the flats are not complete or don’t have water and power connection.
The agency has started giving possession of flats in Vasant Kunj with temporary power connections.
In Mukherjee Nagar, the allottees said they had paid the entire amount, but no basic amenities such as electricity, water, sewer, road and lift had been provided.
Allottees, who have got flats in areas such as Mukherjee Nagar, Vasant Kunj D-6, Dwarka Sector 18-B, Jasola, Molarband and Motia Khan, protested at the L-G's office.
"We have been pursuing with the DDA for almost four months now. The DDA has even suspended its engineers for laxity in work. We are entitled to 15-18% interest on the money we have paid to the agency," said an allottee.
Officials at the L-G office could not be contacted.