Visit of MLA Shri Rao Dharam Pal

The MLA of Gurgaon, Shri Rao Dharam Pal visited Central Park 2 and met residents on Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 at 11:30 a.m at the garden behind Tower 1.  The residents of Central Park 2 were present to facilitate him and get an introduction to their MLA.

They also submitted a petition highlighting three key concerns :

a.  The movement of tractors from the Sewage Treatment plant was damaging the roads in front of Central Park 2 entrance and creating a lot of noise pollution.

b.  The road from Sohna Road to Tikri Village had yet not been constructed completely.

c. The main HT electrical lines were often at fault and needed frequent repairs.

The MLA was very eager to resolve the issues for the benefit of residents. He has kindly consented to look into these issues at the earliest.

The meeting was followed by  Tea & Coffee session.

High Court refuses to vacate stay order for Central Park 2

In a hearing held on 10 December 2012, the Punjab & Haryana High Court  at Chandigarh refused to vacate the stay it had imposed on revised plan for the colony from being approved. The refusal came after several requests from the opposition lawyers seeking a vacation on the stay. The Hon’ble high court opined that until the issues at hand were resolved, the stay order would remain imposed. They also hinted that they might give directions that once the layout plans are approved by a developer and apartments are booked, no changes can be permitted in the layout plans.

The next hearing is set toward the end of January 2013. The key facts for the case are listed in the previous update here.

High Court Issues stay order for Central Park 2

Central Park 2 Residents Welfare Association had filed a Writ Petition in the Chandigarh High Court against HUDA (Haryana Urban Development Authority) questioning various facts about the Central Park 2 project. This was post the various meetings and discussions held with the Senior Town Planner Gurgaon and the developer M/s Shweta Estate Pvt Ltd which did not result into any resolution. The key issues included non construction of Community Center & Nursery, conversion of Stilt Parking into apartments, division of colony by walls etc. In reply to the Writ Petition, HUDA had stated in court that the developer had submitted a revised building plan of the CP2 project for approval and the same was under consideration.

CP2RWA contested that a colony which was already approved in year 2006, the building plans should not be considered for revision. The Hon’ble high court has granted an interim stay stating in the order that

In the meantime, it is ordered that prayer of the developer for revising of the plan shall not be finalised

The next date of hearing is in December 2012.

For those who are not aware, the key facts of the case are:

a.  The builder constructed Multi-purpose halls on rooftops of Tower 3 & 4. The area of the halls were added to the Super Area calculation of the apartment, therefore the cost of these halls was borne by residents. The halls were also mentioned in the conveyance deed (registry) of the apartment owners as common areas.  Subsequently, instead of halls being made available to the RWA, attempt is being made to convert the halls into apartments (or add halls to penthouses) and sell them off. CP2RWA had requested HUDA to prevent this but no action was taken, forcing CP2RWA to file a Writ Petition.

b. All towers of CP2 had stilt parking in the plans that were approved in the year 2006. However, when possession was offered from end 2010 onwards, it was found that Stilt parking had been removed and 2 apartments made on the ground floor. Due to this, there are no visitors parking slots at the ground level in Central Park 2, causing great inconvenience to everyone.

c. Occupation certificate was issued despite mandatory facilities such as community center, nursery school, EWS quarters not being constructed.

d. Owners of over 400 apartments paid Rs. 1 Lakh towards Club Membership charges as per the apartment buyer agreement. However, the builder hasn’t constructed the club yet. In addition, builder has changed the heading from ‘Club Membership charges’ to ‘Club Infrastructure and Development charges’. This change has allowed the builder to retain the over Rs. 4 crores collected for a clubhouse that hasn’t been constructed instead of passing over the funds to the RWA as club membership funds.

There are many such issues highlighted in the Writ Petition wherein HUDA has failed to take decisive action to the satisfaction of CP2 residents.  Members of Central Park 2 RWA are now hopeful that the matters will be resolved speedily at the court.



Update on Cases filed by Central Park 2 RWA.

On 5 Sept 2012,  National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has accepted the second case filed by CP2RWA on behalf of 34 members. The case was accepted in a hearing today.

With this, Central Park 2 RWA has filed cases on behalf of 65 members, demanding compensation of approx. 41.8 Crores from M/s Sweta Estates Pvt Ltd for various issues related to the Central Park 2 project. These issues including excessive delay in construction, excessive charges towards escalation, increased super area calculation etc.

In addition, Central Park 2 RWA has filed a Writ Petition in the Chandigarh High Court questioning HUDA why they have permitted changes in the layout and building plans of Central Park 2 RWA. 
This is for information to CP2RWA members only.

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