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Homebuyers said despite paying up almost 90% of the total cost of the apartment, the builder is delaying the handover on one pretext or the other.

Days after TOI reported about the delay in handing over possession of flats to homebuyers in Universal Aura project in Sector 82, investors in the Umang Winter Hill project in Sector 77 have alleged the developer left the construction halfway through five months ago.

Homebuyers said despite paying up almost 90% of the total cost of the apartment, the builder is delaying the handover on one pretext or the other. They also said that the parent company, Umang Realtech Ltd, had shut all its contacts and there was no one from the builder’s side they could correspond to.

According to homebuyers, they are a worried lot as they are awaiting possession of their homes, which were originally projected for 2015. The project is spread over an area of 16.50 acres and has 16 towers with more than 700 flats. “I know over 50 more homebuyers with me who too are facing similar issues,” said Sumit Saxsena, a buyer. “Initially we yielded to the developer’s dilly-dallying, but now none of the people from the company is taking our calls,” he said. Saxsena said while the project was launched in 2013, he wasn’t a direct buyer.

“I had originally purchased a flat in Monsoon Breeze Phase 2 in Sector 78. I had paid the initial payment but soon, they stopped the construction we tried to ask them what happened, they didn’t have a coherent answer. Ultimately to pacify buyers like me, they offered me a flat in their project in Sector 77. But I am still waiting for possession,” he said.

“The builder has left us in limbo. My wife managed to get in touch with one of their representatives few days ago and he talked to her very rudely,” said Kawaldeep Singh, another buyer.

TOI called the office of Umang Realtech Ltd but no one returned the calls. Despite repeated attempts, JS Jerry, who looked after the correspondence with homebuyers on behalf of the builder, could not be contacted.

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