Eleven years on, DLF Express Greens home buyers yet to get possession

GURUGRAM: Almost 11 years after the launch of DLF Express Greens in Manesar, a large number of buyers of the residential project are yet to get possession of their homes.
The project is one of the three affected by Manesar land scam.
Homebuyers in the project say they are stuck between Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) and DLF, waiting for the verification of their claims more than a year after the Supreme Court deadline.
The court had directed HSIIDC in March last year to verify the homebuyers’ claims within two months. The industrial body was also asked to either complete the projects and hand over the homes to the buyers or refund them their money as applicable.
“But even after 15 months of the SC judgment, HSIIDC has not done anything. It is a paradox that on one hand, SC is asking public sector companies to take over stalled projects and on the other hand, HSIIDC is adding to our misery,” said Raj Rathi, one of the buyers.
Mukul Bajaj, who is heading the buyers’ representations with HSIIDC and DLF, added, “Unless our claims have been verified, we are not even a rightful owner of the flats. The process should have been completed more than a year back. We have no clarity from the developer or the HSIIDC on the issue yet.”
Meanwhile, the construction of the clubhouse and the other finishing work are still pending and homebuyers are unsure whether DLF or HSIIDC will complete the pending work.
HSIIDC’s MD Narhari Banger said the verification of claims is under process. “There are two parts to the claim verification, one from the allottees’ end and the other from the developer’s end. While the allottees have submitted the claims, the developer is yet to submit the requisite information,” said Banger.
“DLF is constantly communicating with us and we expect the process to be completed soon,” he added.
The developer said it has submitted all the required details from its end. “We have submitted all the information required and it can be validated from the fact that more than 600 houses have been already handed over and 70 families are already living there. The delay in the verification is not from our end,” said a DLF spokesperson.

Sources: realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com

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