No fire safety cer­tifi­cate for build­ings here

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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-

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