Late de­liv­ery

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Preet booked a 955 sq ft apart­ment with Gaur­sons in March 2010 as part of the first phase with around 14 to15 tow­ers. The new pos­ses­sion date given to him fol­low­ing the land ac­qui­si­tion dis­pute was Septem­ber 20, 2014, but he is still wait­ing for it. “Just the struc­ture is ready with no sign of fitouts and only one tower has been de­liv­ered till now,” he claims.

Liv­ing in Pat­par­ganj and pay­ing 18,000 as rent and an equiv­a­lent amount as EMI, Preet says his builder re­cently sent a de­mand for ad­di­tional com­pen­sa­tion payable to Greater Noida In­dus­trial Devel­op­ment Au­thor­ity (GNIDA) as com­pen­sa­tion for farm­ers for land ac­qui­si­tion. The Al­la­habad High Court in its or­der of Oc­to­ber 21, 2011 had directed 64.70% ad­di­tional com­pen­sa­tion be paid to the farm­ers by the GNIDA. “The builder has de­manded 50 per sq ft from the buy­ers, to be paid at the time of pos­ses­sion, which adds up to 50,000 to a few lakhs de­pend­ing on the size of the unit. We will chal­lenge this,” Preet says.

When ques­tioned about this ad­di­tional charge, Manoj Gaur, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Gaur­sons, says that “the amount of ad­di­tional en­hanced com­pen­sa­tion has to be paid di­rectly to GNIDA and not to the builder.”

About pos­ses­sion dates, Gaur claims that “120 units in Gaur City 1 have been de­liv­ered. We hope to de­liver 2500 units by the end of this year and a to­tal of 9,000 by June-July 2015. All units are be­ing de­liv­ered as per sched­ule and there is no de­lay from our end,” he says.

Satya, who booked an apart­ment with Earth Towne, lives in Indi­ra­pu­ram and is cur­rently pay­ing a rent of 20,000 and an EMI of the same amount. He had booked a 1,295 sq ft unit way back in 2010 with Earth In­fra­struc­ture at the rate of 2,200 per sq ft. The first phase of 18 tow­ers was ex­pected to be de­liv­ered this year. The tow­ers fac­ing the road are al­most ready but the de­vel­oper seems to be go­ing slow with in­te­rior work, he says.

The com­pany spokesper­son con­firms that most projects in the area have been de­layed and that the com­pany will start hand­ing over units by end of next year.

In­dr­ish booked a unit in Panchsheel Hynish in Noida Ex­ten­sion in 2010 for 22 lakh. “While the de­vel­oper has not in­creased the num­ber of floors or charged an ad­di­tional amount from old buy­ers, the de­lay in pos­ses­sion is an is­sue,” says In­dr­ish.

Anuj Choud­hary, di­rec­tor, Panchsheel Buildtech Pvt Ltd, says the com­pany will de­liver around 400 apart­ments by April 2015, and claims there are no de­lays in pos­ses­sion.

Navneet Kinkar who had booked a unit in Su­pertech’s Eco Vil­lage project in May 2010 at the rate of 1750 per sq ft, says the de­vel­oper had ini­tially com­mit­ted to end of 2013 as the year for pos­ses­sion.

R K Arora, CMD, Su­pertech Group ex­plains that the com­pany in­tends start­ing de­liv­ery by end of Novem­ber and by the end of the fi­nan­cial year it hopes to de­liver 5000 apart­ments as part of Eco Vil­lage 1, 2 and 3. “This means that by end of De­cem­ber this year we would have de­liv­ered 1000 apart­ments. This is as per the new de­liv­ery sched­ule af­ter the land ac­qui­si­tion row. Our projects in Noida Ex­ten­sion will be de­liv­ered in four phases and we hope to com­plete pos­ses­sion of all phases by 2016. As far as ex­tra charges are con­cerned, we have not yet de­cided on a pol­icy on that front,” he says.

Does your stair­case add to the chi (uni­ver­sal en­ergy) of your house or does it fun­nel it in har­mo­niously through­out the house?

In feng shui, a stair­case is akin to a pipe­line or a canal that has the power to chan­nel en­er­gies of the house ef­fec­tively. Since a stair­way fer­ries peo­ple up and down, its en­ergy is in a con­stant state of flux.

How­ever, more of­ten than not, the sur­round­ing en­ergy around a stair­case is not well grounded. It chaot­i­cally shut­tles be­tween its two ends. If the qual­ity of chi is un­set­tling or dis­turb­ing, it will man­i­fest the work or home en­vi­ron­ment in the form of ar­gu­ments, con­flicts, and ex­haus­tion and high lev­els of stress.

Keep in mind the fol­low­ing tips to un­der­stand the power and qual­ity of stair­case en­er­gies:

Ide­ally, stair­cases should We got mar­ried five years ago. Ev­ery­thing was fine in our new house but things have changed in the last few months. I am strug­gling to keep up with fam­ily mem­bers, in­clud­ing my hus­band. Six months back, we shifted to the ground floor from the sec­ond floor. Please sug­gest what should I do.

—Aparna Gupta The fa­cade and the lay­out are the same for any two floors of a build­ing, but the en­ergy level can make a dif­fer­ence. Shift­ing to one of the up­per floors or the top floor of the build­ing could be a so­lu­tion.

We are try­ing to fol­low Vaastu and in­te­rior rules while plac­ing fur­ni­ture. Are there any Vaastu guide- lines for this? If yes, could you please ad­vice?

— Aniket Mal­ho­tra First of all the colour scheme is the most im­por­tant. You can use blue shade in the north­erneast­ern zone, and yel­low shade in the south­west­ern zone; green is a good op­tion for de­sign in the east zone, and you can place a pic­ture of a pair of white horses in the NW zone. Avoid blue in the south­ern zone and red in the north­ern zone. Mir­rors should be placed only in the NE, north and east di­rec­tions. The bed should be placed in the south zone and some space should be left around the bed. The almi­rah should face the north.

Doors in our house are lo­cated in a straight line be­cause of which I feel there is less en­ergy and my fam­ily does not en­joy hap­pi­ness. I want to know if it is pos­si­ble to rec­tify this Vaastu de­fect with the help of feng shui?

— Dr Ruchi Pathak If doors are lo­cated in a straight line - the en­trance and other doors lead­ing di­rectly to the exit, it means that the wealth in­flow and out­flow are the same. How­ever, the prob­lem that you have men­tioned could be due to us­ing too many pho­to­graphs of gods and god­dess in your house such as cal­en­dars etc. It could also be due to the toi­let be­ing lo­cated in the east. Keep sea salt in the toi­let and change it af­ter 49 days, and use sea salt in wa­ter when clean­ing the house.

I am look­ing for a res­i­den­tial prop­erty and the one that I have se­lected has a T-point to­wards the north and north­east di­rec­tions. Should I con­sider it or not as I heard that homes with a T-point are not con­sid­ered aus­pi­cious? Kindly sug­gest what should I do?

— Ankita Swa­roop Yes, it is true that houses with a T-point are not aus­pi­cious but not in case of a north­east­ern zone. In fact, a plot hav­ing a T-point from the north­east­ern zone leads to pos­i­tive growth among mem­bers of a house­hold. The map you have sent is not clear, but if the di­rec­tions are cor­rect, you can go with it but the in­ter­nal plan must be con­sulted.

I have pur­chased a 3BHK builder flat in Gur­gaon for in­vest­ment pur­pose. The apart­ment faces a di­rec­tion be­tween east and north. But ever since I’ve bought this flat dis­putes in my fam­ily have in­creased. Is it due to a Vaastu de­fect in the new flat? — De­boshish Basu A flat that faces the north­east di­rec­tion is con­sid­ered good for a res­i­den­tial prop­erty. Your prob­lems could be due to some­thing in the house that you presently re­side in. It is ad­vis­able to con­sult a Vaastu ex­pert. You can send your date of birth with the lay­out plan for bet­ter re­sults.

I bought this house seven years ago af­ter seek­ing Vaastu ad­vice and the house brought pos­i­tive changes in my life but I am now feel­ing dis­turbed. Please ad­vise.

— Yasin Khan You should start by chang­ing the di­rec­tion of fur­ni­ture, re­mov­ing clut­ter and do­ing away with use­less elec­tronic items from your home.

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