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'Close North' residents up in arms over project office

gurgaon Updated: Jun 10, 2013 12:09 IST
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Almost a month after Unitech Limited gave possession of 10 towers of Close North to residents amid protest, the plush locality in Sector 50 is back in news again for wrong reasons.

On Sunday, residents staged a protest over an office room, which has been lying unused in the middle of the locality. The room was built by the builder.

The resident welfare association wanted the developer to give them its possession by June 5.

Fed up after waiting for one-and-a-half hours outside the room for the Unitech officials to turn up and hand over the keys, the residents entered the room.

"The room was not locked, and empty. It was just chained from outside. We did this as it was agreed by both the parties in the meeting held in the presence of district town planning officer," said Sanjeev Kumar, a resident.

Refuting the allegations of residents, Unitech officials lodged a police complaint.

"The project room was locked and we were supposed to hand over the room only after the association of Close North signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU)," said a Unitech spokesperson.

According to Close North association, the residents waited for three days after the June 5 deadline for Unitech to hand over the keys of the project room.

"The association is supposed to sit and operate from here as was agreed in the last meeting held in April," said Saurabh Shukla, president of the association.

On May 15, the developer had handed over possession of 10 of the 16 towers to Close North association on the direction of senior town planner (STP) RK Singh.