TDI Infrastructure asked to refund for plot not delivered
NEW DELHI: In yet another order against a major real estate developer, country’s apex consumer dispute redressal commission has asked TDI Infrastructure to refund the entire amount paid by a plot buyer in Haryana along with 18% annual interest for failing to hand over a 1,000 sq yard plot sold in 2006.
The developer has also been asked to pay another Rs 50,000 to the consumer within 90 days.
Earlier the National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (NCDRC) had issued similar orders against builders including Unitech and Parsavnath bringing huge relief to home buyers who are often left at the mercy of powerful builders lobby.
The order by a bench comprising of Justice J M Malik and commission member S M Kantikar last week turned down all the arguments put by the developer’s counsel. The order said, “The opposition party (TDI Infrastructure) is enjoying the value of the plot for at least 10 years. The complainant has spent his hard earned money and is a senior citizen. The opposite party has succeeded to feather its own nest i.e. to make profit for itself often at the expense of others. The fabian policy adopted by it has benefited it a lot.”
The case was filed by one Gurdarshan Singh Kalra, who had bought a 1,000 sq yard plot in Kundli sub-city in Sonipat district in 2006 and had paid total Rs 1.02 crore. The complaint had alleged that the developer had promised to give possession of the plot in 12-16 months, which it could not meet.