Homebuyers protest against builder at Mini Secretariat in Gurugram
Gurugram: Hundreds of homebuyers assembled at district mini secretariat and raised slogans against the developer of Today's Canary Green residential project in Gurugram, Sector-73.
They expressed anger against the builder, the Gurugram public administration and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for not having to resolve the housing delays.
The buyers highlighted that even though all the instalments had been paid, there was no work undertaken to complete the project even after the promised was given to hand over the flats in 2014. The residential housing project has been receiving booking from the time it was first launched in 2008.
The protestors claimed that they had and are losing a lot of their hard earned money due to the delay in possession. They demanded that handing over the flats must be expedited at the earliest or else the money that was taken by the builder must be returned with the interest.
The protests by the homebuyers again highlighted the real estate challenges faced by lakhs of homebuyers of the National Capital Region. To tackle the problem, the state government brought out Haryana Real Estate Regulatory Act. However, most of the homebuyers do not seem to be pleased by this act and have decided to challenge it legally.
They allege that the basic structure of central act of RERA has been defeated in the state by removing main criteria of completion certificate that has been replaced by occupation certificate or partial completion certificate.
It has also been highlighted by the complainants that the development work for which the buyers have already paid for like basic amenities for schools, community centres and society buildings have been intentionally omitted to benefit the builders.
In stating that RERA ACT 2016 was deliberately diluted to benefit the builders, the complainants stated that at a time real estate is going through bad times, the buyer confidence will not be retained till the time they are assured that the builders who cheat are penalised for their actions.