Noida: PAN Oasis buyers seek action against developers over irregularities
Developers Patel Group, Amrapali Group and Nirala Developers are building PAN Oasis, an 18-tower project with 2,000 flats. In 2009, the developers had promised to hand over the flats to buyers by 2012, but even after a four-year delay, the project is yet to be finished.Updated: May 02, 2017 11:24 IST
Homebuyers in PAN Oasis residential society in Sector 70 on Monday met Noida authority officials seeking action against the developers of the project for giving possession of flats without obtaining an occupancy certificate and reneging on promised facilities.
Developers Patel Group, Amrapali Group and Nirala Developers are building PAN Oasis, an 18-tower project with 2,000 flats. In 2009, the developers had promised to hand over the flats to buyers by 2012, but even after a four-year delay, the project is yet to be finished.
On April 19, the Allahabad high court ordered the Noida authority to complete the process of consideration of objections expeditiously within one month from the date of receipt of the order. The order was issued in response to a plea filed by buyer Kapil Kumar. The order was delivered by HC chief justice Dilip B Bhonsale and justice Yashwant Varma.
The court has also directed the counsel for Noida authority to ensure that the builder does not grant possession of the flats to buyers without obtaining an occupancy certificate from Noida authority.
On September 24, 2015, the authority had issued a public notice inviting objections and suggestions over the issuance of occupancy certificate to the building.
Kumar had moved the court after the developer and the Noida authority did not pay heed to his objections regarding the issuance of occupancy certificate for an incomplete residential building.
“I filed my objections and questioned how the authority could issue an occupancy certificate (that is issued only after the building is complete with all necessary facilities) without the builder providing basic facilities and not finishing construction. As my objections were not paid attention to, I moved the court,” Kumar said.
Sunny Longani, a buyer, said, “The builder had violated the UP Apartments Act on several grounds. The realtors revised the layout plan of the project without buyers’ consent. The green area /parks inside the project were converted into a commercial building. The builder has granted physical possession to commercial establishments/ shops without procuring the occupancy certificate and which was permitted by Noida authority illegally.”
The Noida authority officials assured implementation of the court order. “I will look into the court’s order and take appropriate action,” said Amit Mohan Prasad, chief executive officer of the Noida authority.
Homebuyers said that the Noida authority officials have now assured of taking action against the builder over the irregularities. “If the Noida authority does not act against the builder, we will inform the court about it,” Kumar said.
“The developer has altered the building layout without our consent. The commercial area has been increased from 506.85 sqm to 2,055 sqm. The balcony size has also been changed,” said Longani.
Rajiv Gupta, deputy general manager, PAN Oasis project, said, “We have made changes to the layout plan after following the due process. All allegations made by the homebuyers are false and baseless. We have offered possession to around 1,000 buyers after they pressurised us. We will follow court orders and offer possession through legal means. We have committed no mistake in the construction of the project. The project got delayed due to hurdles in obtaining environmental clearance.”