Haryana CM seeks details of housing projects

  • Rashpal Singh, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Jun 17, 2016 12:31 IST
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar during the district grievances meeting on Thursday. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday ordered the district administration to collect details of all licensed housing projects so their progress could be monitored and buyers could remain apprised of the status of the projects. The move is expected to bring relief to buyers and streamline the unregulated real estate sector in the state.

Khattar, who was heading the district grievances meeting, ordered action against two builders — Emaar MGF Limited and AN Buildwell Private Limited — after irregularities were found during a probe. He also ordered registering cases of fraud against former managements of two co-operative housing societies — Sunhera Apna Ghar co-operative housing society of Sector 55 and Ram Shanti group housing society of Sector 52 — for registering more members illegally.

The complainants alleged that Emaar MGF Palm Hills was launched in March 2010 in Sector 77 of Gurgaon in which 1,100 apartments in 65 towers were to be constructed by Emaar MGF Private limited. The builder had promised to complete the construction in 36 months but even after taking 90 to 98% of the cost, buyers were not given possession of their flats.

A representative of the company said that 25 towers were almost complete and flats would be delivered by December-end this year. Khattar directed a senior town planner (STP) to check whether payment was construction linked and if it was so, then how the builder got 90 to 98% of the cost deposited. He also asked the builder to compensate allottees for delay as per the builder-buyer agreement.

In the case of Spire Woods project of AN Buildewell Private Limited in Sector 103, Khattar directed Huda authorities to get the pits filled with sand after removing water.

He asked the authorities to try and bring out the liquidation case from the high court so buyers can be provided some relief. Liquidation proceedings of the company were going on in the Delhi high court as all directors of the company resigned. An FIR against them is also registered for taking advance registration amount before the approval of the building plan.

The chief minister said he chose to preside over grievance meetings in Gurgaon because of issues related to builders. “I want to find an amicable solution to problems of buyers who have been suffering at the hands of builders,” he said. Twenty-two complaints were addressed in the meeting.

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