Gurugram: Power woes in colonies as 16 builders fail to pay dues – ET RealEstate

GURUGRAM: Several residential colonies are facing power woes as 16 developers have failed to clear dues of over Rs 317 crore for creating infrastructure for the hassle-free electricity supply to thousands of families.

The developers of these residential colonies, where around 40,000 people live at present, have failed to set up around 20 sub-stations, required for power supply to these colonies.

And to further add to their woes, the residents of these colonies are finding it hard to get electricity connections due to pending dues from the developers side.

According to officials of DHBVN, lack of infrastructure is the biggest cause of the city’s power problems and failure to offer uninterrupted power supply to these colonies. Most of these builders have collected EDC/IDC (external development charges/internal development charges) from homebuyers, but did not deposit the due with power department.

As per the plan, 14 builders were supposed to build 18 sub stations of 33KVA each and two sub stations of 6 KVA each. Out of these four each by Unitech and Ansal API, two each by Vipul and ABL and one each by Suncity, Vatika, Malibu Towne, Ardee City, Uppal Southend, Parsvnath, Sheetal and Saraswati Kunj.

President of Gurgaon home developers and plot owners association Ramesh Singla said the homebuyers are facing difficulties in get power connection.

A senior official from the power department in a meeting with developers on Tuesday directed them to deposit the pending dues. He also said that if the developers failed to clear dues, the department will prepare a proposal and send it to higher authority for approval.

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Mayor tells Gurugram civic body, DTCP to speed up takeover of 11 private colonies – ET RealEstate

GURUGRAM: Mayor Madhu Azad on Tuesday directed the MCG and town and country planning department (DTCP) officials to expedite the work to takeover 11 private colonies. In a meeting chaired by Azad on Tuesday, she told the officials that the residents living in these colonies have demanded that the takeover should happen at a faster pace.

“It was informed in the meeting that the officials have sought consent of the private developers for the takeover and asked a private consultant to prepare a detailed project report,” Azad said.

The process of takeover of 11 private colonies — Malibu Towne, Vipul World, Mayfield Garden, Sushant Lok-2, 3, Greenwood City, Rosewood City, Ardee city, Uppal housing, DLF-4 and 5 is going on. The mayor said that the proposal of takeover of these private colonies was tabled in a House meeting and was approved unanimously.

“We were asked to submit service estimates of 11 private colonies to be taken over by the MCG. DTCP has submitted those estimates to the MCG. Now these estimates should be checked on site, assess any other deficiencies and prepare estimates to work on those deficiencies. Our department will then recover that amount from the builder or private developer and hand it over to the municipal corporation,” said Sanjeev Mann, senior town planner, Gurugram.

When asked about the status of the takeover, MCG’s chief engineer Raman Sharma said that the civic body is still identifying the infrastructural deficiencies of these 11 private colonies. Sources said that DTCP had submitted the estimates nearly two weeks ago, however, no progress was made in these two weeks due to which the review meeting was convened by the mayor on Tuesday.

“The proposed takeover is delayed and that is why we (councillors) met the chief minister. He gave us assurance that the work will be expedited,” said Kuldeep Yadav, councillor of ward 29.

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Gurugram: After long wait, Ardee City residents pool money to build roads – ET RealEstate

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GURUGRAM: After running from pillar to post for the past eight years to get better roads, residents of Ardee City have finally decided to take up the job themselves. As the colony was developed two decades ago, the internal roads of the colony are in urgent need of repair, the residents said.

Residents have contributed around Rs 10,000 each and have initiated the construction of road in D block of the colony, which would cost around Rs 7.5 lakh.

Parveen Yadav, RWA president said, “The builder has not been maintaining the colony for years. For the last two years we have been collecting funds and paying the staff for housekeeping services. With deteriorating condition of the internal roads, we are left with no option but to pool funds and hire a contractor to recarpet the roads in the colony.”

Reiterating their demand to transfer the colony to MCG, Yadav said, “MCG taking over the colony is only solution, however, things are not moving forward. We have been following the matter with the authorities and have even met the DG DTCP and handed over a letter signed by 1,500 residents last year but the situation remains the same.”

They pointed out that several accidents had been reported in the past due to dilapidated condition of internal roads of the colony. “Huge potholes have come up and led to accidents in the colony. Even senior citizens have fallen in these potholes and injured themselves grievously and during the monsoon season the situation becomes worse. This small effort of residents, besides making these lanes safe for use, will greatly help counter dust pollution, which is a need of the hour,” said Chaitali Mandhotra, a RWA member.

Meanwhile, the developer of Ardee City maintained that they are not aware about the matter. “We have laid the road twice as per the agreement. Now it is the matter of maintenance and repair of road which we are unable to do as we are not getting maintenance charges from the residents,” said Anil Hasija, senior vice president, Ardee Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

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Gurugram: DTCP issues notice to builder of Ardee City for delayed registry – ET RealEstate

GURUGRAM: The developer of Ardee City in Sector 52 is likely to face action for delay in the execution of registry of the homes of around 300 families.

These families have been waiting for the rightful ownership of their houses for over a decade now.

Now, the department of town and country planning (DTCP) has issued a notice to the developer stating that the process of execution of the pending registries should be started within a week’s time or else a FIR would be registered against the developer. Earlier in March, the chief minister had directed the department to ensure registry.

While the developer has cited non-payment of maintenance amount by residents as the reason behind the delay, residents have claimed that the entire amount has been paid.

Buyers started getting possession of their homes in 2008. At present, 300 families are living in Ardee City without conveyance deeds of the properties. As a result, they have been unable to sell or purchase homes in the area, and neither can they mortgage their properties with a bank for loans, if required.

Residents alleged they have moved from pillar to post for registry but the issue hasn’t been resolved till now. The matter was also raised before chief minister Monahar Lal Khattar during a grievance committee meeting in Gurgaon on February 15. Khattar had directed the district town planner (DTP) to initiate registry and complete it within one month.Gurgaon district town planner RS Batth said the process was delayed due to the lockdown imposed due to Covid-19. After relaxation of lockdown norms and re-opening of government offices, the developer was asked to submit the details of buyers but they haven’t received a response yet, he said.

“In a notice issued on Thursday, we have given the developer a week’s time to submit the details of homebuyers who have deposited the outstanding amounts and those who haven’t. If the developer fails to submit these documents within a week, an FIR will be lodged against them (developer),” Gurgaon district town planner RS Batth said, adding that several meetings have been conducted on the matter and department has directed developers to complete registry.

Anil Hasija of Gopal Dass Estate and Housing Pvt Ltd, the developer of Ardee City, said residents are not being denied registry of their properties, but they should first settle their dues and maintenance fees. Asked about the DTCP notice, he said, “We haven’t received it any such notice yet.”

Residents, meanwhile, said the Ardee City RWA has already submitted files of each resident with all documents showing that full payment has been made to the builder. “On March 2, the RWA submitted documents that had been meticulously arranged so that registry could be started. Since then, the department has been silent even though we have been regularly following up on the matter with them,” said Chaitali, a homebuyers.

“Families have been denied rightful ownership of their floors. This is despite having made full payments. We have sent numerous letters to the builder, but haven’t received a response. We have raised this issue at several forums as well to no avail,” she added.

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