An apex body of residents-cum-buyers has urged the Haryana government to stop extending the licences of builders who do not complete their projects in the timeframe of five years.
To oppose delay of projects, the Federation of Apartments Owners’ Association (FAOA) will be launching a series of protests against the atrocities of the builders.
“We have a single point demand that the government either cancel or don’t extend the licences of the erring builders,” said Nitin Grover, general secretary, FAOA.
To begin with, the FAOA on Saturday will stage a peaceful protest at Sansad Marg in New Delhi against DLF Limited for delaying New Town Heights, among other projects.
“There should be a cap on granting extensions beyond a limit to developers,” said Anil Raj, a harassed homebuyer.
None of the developers have obtained completion certificates even as the Director Town and Country Planning (DTCP) has been granting extension upon extension, say buyers.
“The DTCP is responsible for the suffering of buyers. Unlimited extensions are given to builders on project licences; builders have no incentive to complete projects on time. The DTCP needs to stop these mindless extensions. It will push builders to complete projects on time,” said Amit Jain, a FAOA member.
As per the DTCP law, a first-time licence is granted for five years to a developer. Clause LC-6 says the DTCP can grant extension for two years on genuine grounds.
“There is no cap on granting extensions to developer. It means a developer can be granted extension for several times,” said Anurag Rastogi, director of town and country planning, Haryana government.