Miffed with no progress in the construction work of Ansals Highland Park project in Sector 103 in Gurugram, the homebuyers have now filed a case with HRera, Gurugram.
The first hearing for the case will take place in July, stated a report published in TOI.
More than 600 homebuyers had invested in the project launched in 2012 but for the past six months construction work has been stalled. The builder had promised to give possession for the project by 2017.
Meanwhile, the buyers claimed that only 40-45% of construction work has been completed so far, though they have paid 90% of the total amount.
“There has been no progress in the work over the past six months. We had visited the site just a couple of weeks back and found that only a handful of labourers were present on the site doing some odd jobs. There were no engineers or officials present at the site,” said Vipin Khanna, a homebuyer.
He further added that despite making repeated attempts to get a concrete reply from the builder, they haven’t received any positive reply so far.
“On seeing the non-responsive attitude of Ansals, the hombuyers’ association filed a case in HRera, Gurugram, for which the first hearing will take place in July,” said another buyer Navnit Tyagi.
“Now, our only hope lies with Rera, otherwise it feels as if we have spent all our savings on a doomed project. Most of our paying rent as well as EMI, which is exhausting us financially. Let’s hope that we can soon find a solution to this,” he added.
According to their homebuyers’ association, they had approached the developer after realizing that there has been no construction activity at the project site for months. This is when the developer told them that they don’t have any funds to resume construction work, claimed the association.
“It is very clear that the developer has diverted the amount paid by buyers of this project to other projects,” said Sanjay Verma, president of buyers association.
Meanwhile, the buyers said that their troubles have increased three-fold, as now apart from paying for the rent and EMI, they will also be paying fee for legal battle against the developer.