Buyers protest delay in possession
As many as 50 irked home buyers on Saturday staged a sit-in outside the office of Unitech Limited Group to protest delay in possession of their flats.
The buyers were supposed to get possession of their flats in Uniworld Gardens II by 2011. But four years after the project was launched in Sector 47, the construction work is still far from over.
The housing society is supposed to have 500 flats spread over four towers.
The buyers, living across the country, connected through Facebook and planned to raise voice against the developer.
“We are fighting for our right to get our dream home on time, as was assured by the developer. We do not see getting the possession for at least the next two years as the construction is still not over,” said Pankaj Kalra, a buyer.
The buyers protested outside the realtor’s office in South City 1 after their representatives were not allowed inside the office for a meeting with Unitech executives.
“The Unitech executives had originally agreed to hold a meeting on May 11, but they postponed it to May 25. They have adopted the tactic of delaying or postponing meetings, unmindful of our plight. We are paying rent, EMIs and interest to banks,” said Anil Kumar, another buyer.
Kumar also alleged that the developer had stationed bouncers outside the office.
“Some Unitech bouncers were present there. They didn’t allow us to go inside and meet the senior executives,” he said.
The two-hour protest ended up blocking roads and creating traffic chaos in the area. The aggrieved buyers finally called off the protest after police intervened.
When contacted, a Unitech spokesperson told Hindustan Times that they have called the buyers for a meeting on Friday.
“We will certainly give possession of flats at the earliest. We will discuss all the issues in the next meeting,” said the spokesperson.