After a wait for around seven years, homebuyers of Emaar MGF Emerald Hills Township on Saturday hit the streets to protest the delay in possession of flats, and demanded that an FIR be registered against the company and its directors for duping them.
The aggrieved buyers had submitted complaints to deputy commissioner in August 2015 and May 2016, apart from filing complaints on the CM Window, hoping that the government would take some concrete action. They are demanding police intervention after their complaints fell on deaf ears.
“Emaar-MGF has been deliberately delaying the completion and possession of houses in Emerald Hills Township, which were booked in 2009-2010, and to be completed by 2012-2013. The funds collected from buyers have been misappropriated and spent on Emaar-MGF’s other projects and ventures,” Rama Chawla, president of Emerald Hills Owners Welfare Association, said. She also alleged that Rs 1,000 crore was collected by the builder, but not utilised for the intended purpose.
“Several buyers, who have invested in Emerald Hills Township, Sector 65, Gurgaon, continue to live in rented homes, while their lifetime savings have sunk with Emaar-MGF” Sumit Agarwal, a homebuyer, said.
“They still hope to get their own homes someday. For the past seven-odd years, the buyers have been paying EMIs and rents though they have not got the possession of flats. Buyers have received no respite despite approaching various ministries and authorities,” he added.
Planning officer of Department of Town and Country Planning Jaibir Sharma said several complaints against Emaar MGF were received by the department, and Allottee Grievance Redressal Forum (AGRF) in its previous meeting had initiated action against the developer.
“The developer has challenged the authority of AGRF in court,” he said.
According to a spokesperson for Emaar MGF, the company has given a revised timeline for the project completion. “We have prepared a revised schedule and shared it with the buyers on May 31. We are making all efforts to complete the work as per the revised schedule,” the spokesperson said.
Source: ET Realty
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