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Emaar buyers protest in Gurgaon over delay in handover of flats

Spread over 200 acres, Emerald Hills Floors, Emerald Floors Select and Spanish Villas located in the project’s Ivory, Jemma and Topaz projects in Sector 65 were launched in 2009. Till date, only 70% has been completed.

gurgaon Updated: May 06, 2017 22:39 IST
Dhananjay Jha
Buyers of flats and plots in Emerald Hills Society protest against the builder in Gurgaon on Saturday.
Buyers of flats and plots in Emerald Hills Society protest against the builder in Gurgaon on Saturday.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Buyers of an Emaar project held a protest on Saturday demanding possession of flats they had booked five to six years ago.

The angry buyers gathered outside the Emaar corporate office near Sikandarpur Metro station around 4pm and held a protest for over two hours. The buyers were later assured by the developer that they would given a concrete reply within a week.

“After we refused to call off the protest, the developer sent an executive and told us that we will be given a concrete plan for handover within a week. We have trusted the developer once again and will wait for them to come out with a plan. If we do not get anything concrete, we will think of legal recourse,” said Umesh Sapra, a buyer and president of Emerald Hill residents’ welfare association. He said buyers was supposed to get possession in 2013.

Spread over 200 acres, Emerald Hills Floors, Emerald Floors Select and Spanish Villas located in the project’s Ivory, Jemma and Topaz projects in Sector 65 were launched in 2009. Till date, only 70% has been completed.

“It is a complete failure of the system. The town and country planning department of the Haryana government has turned a blind eye to buyers’ complaints in this regard. Now we are going to have a RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Authority) Act, which has again given scope to builders to escape punishment,” said Manoj Asthana, a member of the association.

“We are forced to protest in the scorching heat and there is still no hope of getting possession of flats we booked five-six years ago and for which we have paid money,” he said.

When asked, an Emaar spokesperson said, “The Emerald Hills project is a large township of almost 200 acres. The development works are being carried out in phases and the project will be completed and handed over in phases.”

“As a matter of fact, the company has already commenced offering possession of 517 units, comprising Emerald Hills Floors, Emerald Floors Select and Spanish Villas, located in the project’s Ivory, Jemma and Topaz projects. Also company had already offered 150 plots for possession to customers.”