Gurgaon: ABW Manesar buyers protest possession delay
There are nearly 20,000 allottees who had purchased plots, floors and shops under the ABW Aditya Niketan project, Manesargurgaon Updated: Oct 29, 2017 22:24 IST
Hundreds of plot and homebuyers of ABW Aditya Niketan project Manesar held a protest at Mini Secretariat on Sunday demanding action from the Haryana government against the developer for committing fraud in developing the project in 2009 and not handing possession of flats even after eight years.
The buyers-cum-allottees said as part of the project both commercial plots and flats were sold. A spokesperson for ABW Group, however, said the group is committed to deliver the project as and when the matter is resolved in the court of law.
The allottees reached mini secretariat at 2pm and staged a peaceful protest for about two hours and later they handed over a memorandum to the district administration, urging the intervention of chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
Naresh Jindal, president of ABW Manesar Allottee Welfare Society, said, “Around 250 buyers came to participate in the protest. We had buyers from other delayed projects of ABW as well. We submitted a memorandum seeking legal action against the developer. Over the last eight years, the developer has not done even 20% work on site, while it collected money from homebuyers.”
The allottees said the Haryana government issued a licence to the developer eight years ago and since then it has turned a blind eye to complaints of the latter not handing possession.
“We purchased plots, floors, villas and shops and paid ₹800 crore to ABW Infrastructure Limited. We don’t yet see any signs of the project being completed any time soon and the buyers getting possession,” Trilok Singh Rawat, general secretary of the society, said.
There are nearly 20,000 allottees who are waiting for their dream plots, floors and shops.
“As many as 2,000 families are going through very difficult times over the last 7-8 years. We have no clue where our hard-earned money went. The builder has not laid a single brick on the site despite the authorities finding him guilty,” Ajay Singh, vice president of the society, said.
However, the Manesar land issue is in the Supreme Court, as the farmers complained that their land was acquired by the Haryana government in 2005-06 and they were later forced to sell them to private developers. The court has yet to pass its judgment in the matter.
“ABW is committed to fulfill the promises made to buyers. The project has been delayed, as some land owners moved court demanding that their plots be returned despite the fact they were sold it through registered sale deeds. The matter is currently under consideration of the Supreme Court and the company assures its buyers that as soon as legal issues are resolved, the project will be delivered to both residential and commercial buyers,” Ravi Shankar, spokesperson, ABW Limited, said.