After long delay & protests, 1100 buyers get flats in DLF New Town Heights

GURGAON: Buyers of flats in DLF New Town Heights heaved a sigh of relief on Tuesday as 1,100 of them finally got possession of their homes.

The housing project, having over 3,000 flats and spread over Sectors 86, 90 and 91, was launched way back in February 2008. Another 700 buyers will soon get possession of their flats with the builder speeding up the process.

The buyers had last year held a demonstration against the project’s developer for delaying possession of flats. The delay was perhaps because the town & country planning department issued occupancy certificates to DLF only in February 2013.

Deepmala Singh, who was among the first few to get possession of flats, said: “We have moved in recently. Despite the initial hiccups, the management has now hastened the possession process”.

“We are the first family to shift here. The situation here is comfortable with all the facilities. The management has even provided us a guard to take care of our family,” another resident Milli Shah said.

Satinder Arya, who shifted to the new society a couple of months ago, said: “We have got possession of our flat at New Town Heights and it has really been a big relief. All the necessary facilities – power back-up, security, maintenance and transport – are in place here.”

Vikram Datta, VP (marketing) of DLF, said the process to give possession of flats to around 1,800 buyers were being completed, of which 1,100 had already been given. “More families are moving in. Efforts are on to give possession to all the buyers as soon as possible.

The president of New Town Heights RWA, Nitin Grover, expressed concern about several families still not getting possession. “With the project getting delayed considerably, the remaining buyers will only get possession of flats by the year-end,” he said.

Source: TOI