Haryana CM orders enquiry against realty giant

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar listening to the grievances of home buyers
By Anil Manchanda
Photo: Anil Manchanda
Posted: Apr 11, 2016

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday set an example by initiating a committee to defend the rights of flat owners harassed by builders. 

CM Khattar reached Gurgaon to address the grievances of home buyers against realty giant, Unitech. CM Khattar constituted a committee headed by Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner TL Satya Prakash to take stock of all assets and liabilities of the firm within the country and abroad. The intent was to provide relief to the allottees of various housing projects developed by Unitech across Gurgaon.

“As per the CM's direction, the company has been asked to submit details of all projects, total assets and its liabilities to Haryana and other parts of the country to the Planning Department within two weeks. In case the company fails to submit them, the department would take appropriate legal action against it,” said Prakash. He added that the department would look into all the financial aspects of these projects.

The decision was taken in the District Grievance Committee's monthly meeting in Gurgaon on Sunday. This was the first meeting under the chairmanship of the CM that witnessed on-the-spot redressal of 22 complaints. Ramesh Chandra, Chairman of Unitech was also present in the meeting. He requested the government for more time to fulfil the commitments made to the flat owners.

Pending complaints of residents and allottees of Uniworld Garden 2, Nirvana Country Sector 50 and South City 2 were also discussed in the meeting.

The most common grievance that emerged was Unitech not honouring its commitments and delaying projects, causing major losses to the buyers. Allottees of Uniworld Garden 2 in Sector 47, Gurgaon, apprised CM Khattar that the company had launched a project comprising 896 apartments and 159 EWS flats, possession for which was to be given by September 2011. But the project is yet to be completed till date. Residents of Nirvana Country and South City 2 had similar allegations as well.

On the subject of illegal guest houses being run in Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) and Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) areas, Khattar directed officials to prepare a list of all such guest houses.

“The guest houses will be shut down or regularised to carry out commercial activities. Similarly, several such Paying Guest (PG) accommodations are being run in the city. A policy will soon be framed by the state government for PG accommodations, as single individuals coming to the city for employment prefer PGs over apartments.





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