Gurugram: Nearly 70 homebuyers of ROF Ananda in Sector 95, Gurugram protested outside ROF office Sector 44 to demand answers on several discrepancies. As per the homebuyers, after being told that the OC has been issued, the last demand for payment had meter charges of Rs 52000 and nearly 1 lakh interest.Homebuyers state that despite calling the project 'affordable housing' and coming under the ambit of PM Awas Yojna, the builder team (ROF) is continuously asking them for additional charges such as meter changes, RWA fees, GST charges of 8 per cent instead of 1 per cent (which is the norm for affordable housing) and interest. They allege that these additional charges were not mentioned during the initial agreement.
Sidharth Gupta, a homebuyer says, "The builder has asked us for rupees 52000 as meters installed charges whereas the Gram Power told us it cannot be more than 35000. Apart from this, they are asking us for RWA fees when they told us maintenance for the first five years would be free. They are simply harassing the homebuyers, and are levying charges one after the other. We are worried and exhausted."
Homebuyers shared that many of them sent numerous emails also but none of them was replied to. Thereafter they decided on Whatsapp group to reach the ROF office and ask these questions themselves.
As gathered, nearly 80 residents went to the ROF office to raise queries/grievances. At the ROF office, Mr Rajesh Thareja (DGM Sales), they raised their demands. According to them, he simply said no to every demand. Hence, residents came and staged a protest outside the office.
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On the interest, homebuyers ask that when government gave extra time and waivers to builder in times of COVID lockdown, then why is ROF group asking for interest on delayed payments during the Covid Lockdown.
Apart from this, they highlight that all projects under PMAY scheme offer free maintenace upto 5 years yet the builder team is asking them for RWA fees.
The homebuyers highlight that the construction is incomplete yet OC has been issued. The walls of the building feel weak and the construction seems shabby to the homebuyers. Moreover, one of the society gates are missing. There were supposed to be two gates - one at 60 metre road, and the other at 24 metre road. There is only one gate at 12 metre road.
Suresh Sharma, another resident says, "Most important point is, despite the project being incomplete, I wonder how the Builder got Occupation Certificate from District town planner."
Now, the homebuyers demand waiver of the interest amount which is almost 1 lac per owner, explanation into GST charges of 8% whereas it should be 1%, explanation of gathering OC without the project being completed, additional charges such as electricity meter charges of 52000 and RWA fees.
As gathered, individual homebuyers have already filed complaints on CM window and RERA. Thereafter, they have decided to file an FIR against the builder, file a complaint in the consumer court and at the National Company Law Tribunal.
CitySpidey will also try to reach out to the builder team and update the story.