Lucknow: No houses for allottees of Rohtas Plumeria homes’ P tower even after a decade
LUCKNOW: In February 2011, Kaveri Kushwaha, an assistant teacher in government school and her husband Ramendra Kushwaha, manager in UPSIDA paid Rs 34.61 lakh—full amount for their dream apartment in Rohtas Plumeria homes (RPH), next to Shaheed Path in Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar. But more than a decade passed, the couple continues to pay EMI to the bank and yet they don’t have their apartment.
Similarly, 61-year-old professor Brijendra Singh Dean of faculty of science and HOD of computer science who is set to retire next year in August, is constantly living in anxiety and worry as he has no place to live after superannuation. Back in February 2011, he took a loan of Rs 34.61 lakh and booked an apartment in P tower of RPH.
Sharing their ordeal of being duped by promoter (developer), Singh said, “Orders were passed by UP RERA against the promoter, but the project was never completed. The P tower stands incomplete like a ghost place. There is no communication from anyone whether I would ever be able to get my apartment or not.”
While Ramendra Kushwaha said, “UP RERA has asked the association of allottees (AOA) of RPH, to complete the project with the help of another builder. Ironically, the 62 allottees of P tower are not even part of the AOA, but residents of other 14 towers in RPH are, who are deciding our fate.”
There are a total 18 towers in RPH.
In a written statement to TOI, Rajesh Kumar Tyagi, secretary, UP RERA said, “After considering the request from the AOA of the RPH with consent of 51 per cent allottees, we have authorized AOA to complete the remaining construction under ‘rehabilitation’ program.”
Presently, 14 projects are being rehabilitated through either the promoters or the AOA in UP. RPH is the first project under rehabilitation program in Lucknow, where pending projects will be commercialized by builder to complete it.
Speaking to TOI, chairperson of RWA of RPH Gautam Chopra said, “The UP RERA advised us to complete the remaining work of towers including P tower with the help of another builder, therefore they floated a tender and Lal Jugal Kishore construction (LJKC) was lowest bidder for the project.”
Shekhar Mishra, the project incharge of LJKC told TOI: “We will buy all flats of P tower from allottees and complete the pending work of RPH. On Wednesday, we have scheduled a meeting with UP RERA, LDA and AOA to discuss the roadmap for the same.”