In 2013, Rane met the sisters again and gave them Rs 70,000 as a ‘token’ amount, claiming that the last deal had fallen through and that he was facilitating a new deal, police said. “The women again gave their thumbprints and other documents to Rane, who reportedly never reverted to them on the matter,” the officer said.
The residents of Kalundre village blamed CIDCO for not maintaining protocol while handing out contracts. “They should give contracts to only those who have a team and safety gears. The effluents from the sewage lines get mixed and create a mess in our village. We have complained in vain,” said Mahadev Bapat, an activist.
Though the Maharashtra Housing (Regulation and Development) Act, 2012, gives a much-needed respite to home
buyers by reining in unscrupulous builders, it’s riddled with shortcomings that blunts its teeth, says Shalini Nair.
Touted as a real estate destination not long ago,Navi Mumbai is attracting fewer home buyers than ever,thanks to key infrastructure projects having suffered setbacks recently and developers reluctant to drop prices.