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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