Almost seven months have passed since the Supreme Court delivered its ruling in the Manesar land scam case. But the Haryana State Industry and Infrastructure Development Corporation
(HSIIDV) is yet to verify claims of affected home buyers, because of which the handover of plots and flats is stuck.
DLF, one of the companies which have projects in the affected area, is ready to hand over the first batch of flats, said sources.
In its order dated March 12, 2018, the Apex court had said claims should be verified by the appointed government agency, within two months from the date of judgment Yet, seven months later, the process is yet to be completed.
"After 10 years of wait, we were hopeful the SC judgment would expedite handover of flats. However, verification alone has taken six months,
and even if the developer is ready to hand over the flats, we aren't sure when we will get our homes," said Mukul Bajaj, who has bought a home in DLF Express Greens.
Express Greens is one of the projects developed on the affected land and has 1,200 buyers with flats in their roster. The project is almost ready, and sources within DLF said the company is ready to hand over the first batch of
flats, as soon as they receive some approvals from HSIIDC.
"DLF is apparently ready to hand over around 100 flats to owners whose properties are registered. The modalities of such a handover are unclear as HSIIDC is yet to acknowledge claims submitted by buyers n April in response to the notice.
This delay of over seven months since the SC ruling, and with no clear end in sight, buyers are frustrated paying rent and EMI, 10 years after the flats were supposed to be delivered," said
Vikram Kataria, another buyer.
Sources said in the past week, HSIIDC has asked for bank statements from home-buyers for the past 1- years to ascertain what they still owe to the developer.
Another project affected under the scam is ABW Aditya Niketan, where over 2,000 home-buyers are affected while construction work hasn't yet started. "HSIIDC hasn't even verified our claims yet. We aren't sure when construction of our home will begin. There is an unprecedented delay from their side
in implementing court orders," Naresh Jindal of ABW Manesar allottee welfare society. HSIIDC officials said they are in the process of verifying the claims. Hover, since it's a massive judgment and there were a lot of directions from
headquarters, the process took longer than expected.