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Gurugram: Two years after residences exceeded over, Vardhman Mantra receives OC

The branch of city and United States planning (DTCP) on Monday issued the occupation certificates (OC) to Vardhman Mantra, a crew housing society in Sector 67, imparting primary alleviation to about a thousand families.

Launched in 2010, the mission is unfolded over eleven acres and has 1,207 devices in 15 towers. The builder had promised shipping of the apartments in 2014 however presented it solely in 2019, that too with several deficiencies and barring an OC.

The absence of an OC supposed resident has long passed except for an everlasting strength connection and ideal water and sewer gadget in place. The shoppers complained at quite a several platforms, which includes CM window and DTCP. They alleged the builder had diverted the cash to a business venture — a purchasing mart adjoining to the residential area.

District city planner (enforcement) RS Batth stated licence no. sixty-nine of 2010 was once issued to the builder for growing a crew housing society. “There have been deficiencies in the task however in the hobby of households and homebuyers, the DTCP had directed the developer to get to the bottom of the issues. The builder complied and the OC has been granted,” he added.

Batth stated the OC had been put on preserve due to “several inner troubles and deficiencies in documentation”. “Other pending issues, such as everlasting water and sewerage connections from HSVP and electrical energy connection from DHBVN, will have to be taken with the aid of the developer earlier than a completion certificate is granted. Till then, the builder has to organize these services as per authority’s norms,” he added.

Homebuyers, however, flagged numerous issues that stay regardless of the OC being granted. Rajat Arora, a resident, stated in the absence of an everlasting electrical energy connection, diesel gen-sets are being used. “The developer is charging Rs 23 per unit for electricity thru DG units alongside with an extra Rs 27 per day via pay as you go meters beside the consent of the buyers. The upkeep costs are additionally too high,” he informed TOI.

Another resident, Munish Sharma, stated every flat proprietor has given Rs 1.55 lakh for electrical energy infrastructure however electrical energy is but to be regularised. “Moreover, even after paying Rs 3,500 per month, there is no upkeep and solely 5 to seven guards take care of the society. Neither the builder nor the property supervisor is geared up to tackle problems associated with seepage, basement and security,” he said.

In 2020, the DTCP had issued a note to the developer for no longer offering electricity, water and sewerage connections to the residents. Apart from this, the builder has additionally failed to assemble the membership despite budgeting it in its plan, the branch had stated then.

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