Relief to buyers as H-Rera issues ultimatum to developers
Gurugram: In a major relief to Greenpolis homebuyers, the Haryana Real Estate Regulatory Authority (H-Rera) on Thursday ordered the project’s developer to start construction by February 1 failing which a penalty of Rs 1 crore per day will be imposed on them.
The order came in from a three-member bench of the H-Rera comprising members Samir Kumar and Subhash Chand Kush. The bench was – headed by Chairman Dr KK Khandelwal.
The real estate watchdog has ordered the directors of Orris Infrastructure Pvt Ltd. and Three C Shelters Pvt Ltd. – the developers – to complete the first phase of the project by April 30, lest a penalty of Rs 1 crore each will be imposed on the two parties.
The penalty may go up to 5% of the cost of the project. the first phase will cover more than 500 flats expected to be completed before April 30 this year.
The matter came up before the authority in January last year when it gave an order for completion of the project. But, the promoters, rather than complying with the directions, filed an appeal before the Haryana Real Estate Appellate Tribunal only to be dismissed by the Tribunal. However, Orris infrastructure Pvt Ltd kept on defying the authority’s order.
Following this, H-Rera issued a show-cause notice to the erring builders invoking the provision of civil imprisonment for non-compliance of the orders of the authority. The developers have been asked to appear before the authority on February 3, 2020, and if the authority does not agree to their plea, they can be sent to civil imprisonment for three months.
During the hearing, the authority also directed both the builders to devise and submit a detailed plan for phase 2 and 3 of the project in the next 15 days.
The H-Rera order came as a pleasant surprise to the beleaguered allottees of the project, who have invested their life savings in the project. They can now look forward to having a decent shelter after running from pillar to post all this while. On Thursday, the homebuyers had held a protest outside the H-Rera office. Later, they met the Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala.
Talking to CitySpidey, Dimpy Dewan, a homebuyer said, “The Deputy Chief Minister has assured prompt action and help in getting our home. We have been struggling for a very long time and now hope to get our homes which is is our due.”
The Greenopolis project is one of the major stressed projects in Gurugram in which fate of 1,862 flat buyers is hanging in balance. The project is being developed on 47.218 acre land situated in Sector 89.
There are 1862 units in 29 towers, of which 1,650 units have been sold to buyers by the year 2013. The apartments were to be handed over to the allottees somewhere in 2016. So far, the work is halted and buyers are feeling cheated. The aggrieved allottees were left in the lurch after hitting a deadlock with the developers.