In another major setback, India's largest real estate developer has been defeated in Punjab and Haryana High Court by the Residents Welfare Association of DLF Park Place project in Gurgaon. The court has ordered DLF to provide the 11 acres it has utilised to develop its high-rise residential project "The Crest" to the residents of Park Place in Gurgaon.
Case so far
- Real estate major DLF Ltd has been accused of violating floor area ratio (FAR) norms to launch “The Crest” on land that belonged to its Park Place project residents.
- According to the association (RWA), DLF had encroached on its condominium property to launch the premium residential project. The towers were being constructed in the area falling within the FAR of Park Place.
- DLF said the project had been launched on a separate non-contiguous land measuring 8.82 acres.
- In May 2013- an order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court restrained the realty major from selling and marketing properties of its project.
- In June 2013- The Supreme Court ordered a stay on the proceedings in the High Court.
- In August 2015- The Supreme Court vacated the stay order and directed the Punjab and Haryana High Court to expedite the hearing of a petition
- The SC bench, however, did not restrain the company from construction, sale or marketing of ‘The Crest’ project
DLF's lawyers are studying the order and need some time to respond. We are also trying to get in touch with the spokesperson of Park Place Residents Welfare Association.
Edited by Neetika Bajaj, Assistant Editor, NDTV