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More than five years after many had booked flats in Parsavnath Royal in Sector 20, their wait for possession continues to get longer with each passing year. To add to their woes, the developer has allegedly made a ‘revised’ building plan and has not yet invited objections from the residents.
There are over 40 such residents of Panchkula, who had booked flats in the Housing Society in 2011 and are aggrieved by the delay. Nearly all of them had made payment of over 50 per cent, which runs over 40 lakh to over Rs 1.50 crore. Ten of them have recently filed appeal in the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.
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“We were assured that the construction would be completed by September 2014, but it is still in a nascent stage,” said an allottee, I S Bhalla, who has not even received compensation of Rs 1 lakh from Parsavnath as ordered by District Consumer Court.
Launched in 2006, the original design for the Group Housing project was approved in 2007, and ever since, the builder has only been extending the license for construction through M/s Samar Estate who own the licence.
Residents have been running from pillar to posts to reclaim their money, writing complaints to Prime Minister, Chief Minister (CM), Law Minister, Haryana Town and Country Planning Department and CM window.
“The developer has changed the locations of various buildings, without the consent and knowledge of the allottees. The location of EWS quarters have been shifted in the front area facing the flats. The location of school, and gate has also been changed. We had booked the flats considering all these criteria in the original design shown to us. How can they make changes now?,” alleged another allottee, Neeraj Kumar.
Apart from delay, a report by the District Town Planner, Panchkula dated November 10, 2015 highlighted that the builder has also increased the number of flats from 332 to 344, without the consent of the allottees.
When contacted, Parsavnath developers cited ‘global recession’ as the reason for the delay. “Parsavnath also faced the heat of this recession, which resulted in delay in execution of the project. Work on Tower 1 and Tower 2 is in the advanced stage of completion and we aim to complete and hand over the same to the customers within a short span of time,” stated the developer.
However, residents highlight that it was just another assurance. “We have only seen license being renewed every two years. Now, we are concerned that the revised building plan should not be approved, without our consent. A no-objection from the allottees is a prerequisite,” said Kumar.
At present, the licence for construction given to Samar Estates which was valid till April, 2016 has been extended till
When questioned regarding the alleged changes in original building plan, Vijay Kumar, District Town Planner (Headquarters) said that the department has received the complaint from allottees. “Their licence has been extended till March, 2017. But at present, we have not granted any approval for revised building plan for the housing society. If the builder proceeds with it, action will be taken accordingly.”