No fire safety certificate for buildings here
For more than a year after over. These were among those residents took over the units. Most of the electrical 336 multi-storey flats in work, glass and sanitary fittings Mukherjee Nagar, there was no are fixed after the unit is taken water, electricity, parks or roads over by the allottee. in the complex. The lifts also did Another resident f i l ed a not work initially. Residents case in the Delhi High Court, just had access to bare shells demanding compensation from for apartments and their keys. DDA for 18 months of interest The Signature View Towers as on the money deposited ( the the flats are called, till date, do cost of the apartment in 2010 not have a fire safety certificate. was around ₹ 90 lakh) till basic These apartments overlook the services were provided within proposed Signature Bridge and the complex. are located close to the Delhi DDA during the hearing University campus and the claimed that flats were given Metro station. on “as is where is basis” as
Some work was done only mentioned in the brochure, for after residents protested and which the residents’ lawyer had wrote several letters and sent argued that the HIG flats could reminders to DDA officials and not be delivered by DDA without the LG’s office. the basic facilities.
“The flats were allotted in The issue of compensation April 2011 and we got possesstill persists and the case is sion in April 2012 after paying expected to come up for hearthe full amount, but we did not ing this month. get a permanent power connecThe price of the apartments tion till May 2013,” one of the was around ₹ 90 lakh in 2010. “If residents said. DDA can charge penal interest
DDA sources say that the 2010 for default or delay in payment, brochure clearly mentioned that they should pay interest on the some of the flats were not compayments made by us,” residents plete andsay.would be delivered onlyT when work on them was here have also been com-