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Bengaluru: House owners suffer without occupancy certificate, proper water and power connections

One of the owners, requesting anonymity said the builder claimed he did not have money to complete the project and expected the residents to pay more

Published: 30th November 2021 11:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th November 2021 11:39 PM   |  A+A-

A total of 260 houses of different dimensions dot the 12-storeyed apartment built by Krishna EnterprisesPvt Ltd which was supposed to be fully readied by March 2015

A total of 260 houses of different dimensions dot the 12-storeyed apartment built by Krishna EnterprisesPvt Ltd which was supposed to be fully readied by March 2015 (Photo | EPS)

Express News Service

BENGALURU: A six-member team from the Karnataka Real Estate Regulatory Authority (K-RERA) on Tuesday visited the `Krishna Shelton’ condominium complex at Bagalur Cross Road (off Bellary Road) to take stock of the ground reality there. This is in light of a complaint lodged with the Authority by an association representing the residents in February 2021 over numerous promised amenities not readied. 

A total of 260 houses of different dimensions dot the 12-storeyed apartment built by Krishna Enterprises (Housing and Infrastructure) Pvt Ltd which was supposed to be fully readied by March 2015 (after a three-month grace period). However, six years post-deadline, a good number of the houses are yet to be completed. Nearly 100 families reside here presently in the midst of daily problems. The major issue is that no house owner has got an Occupancy Certificate (OC).

Speaking on behalf of the aggrieved residents, Debasish Mohapatra, member of the Managing Committee of Krishna Shelton Welfare Association (KSWA), told TNIE, “Buyers have paid sums ranging between Rs 50 lakh and Rs 1.5 crore for houses here. No one has got an OC yet. We have all paid the pro-rata BESCOM and BWSSB charges but have not got permanent water and electricity connections. Temporary power connection gets disrupted frequently. We also depend on tankers to meet our water needs.”

Mohapatra recalled the nightmare of going without a power supply for 28 days at one time as the builder had not paid the temporary power bills.

“We pooled in by paying Rs 14,000 per house to the builder for the bills and the temporary power connection was restored,” he said.

“Among other issues is the presence of a common wall between the Sewage Treatment Plant and Waste Treatment Plant, leakages through walls and the non-construction of a Child Play Area, cricket pitch and space for senior citizens promised to us,” Mohapatra added. We demand that a Forensic Audit (detailed analysis of money collected and spent) be conducted for the project.

One of the owners, requesting anonymity said the builder claimed he did not have money to complete the project and expected the residents to pay more. “In reality, he has diverted into another project in Electronic City which he is presently building,” he charged.

The RERA registration for the project has expired and the builder is yet to renew it. This is mandatory for all ongoing building projects in the State.

Repeated attempts to reach builder R Anil Kumar, who also resides in the apartment, were futile with his number switched off.

Asked about its proposed action, K-RERA Chairman H C Kishore Chandra, told TNIE, “Let our team submit their report first. We will take a decision based on that.”



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  • abc

    The Indian givernment has made fun of common people by making RERA laws. RERA court does not have any power other than giving judgement which must be enforced by district commisioner. This thin line is often not unerstood by people and builders take advantage despite judgement agaionst them. Bangalore is full of such builders and adminsitration is sleeping after taking money pills
    1 month ago reply
  • Khilar

    We have almost similar case GK Golden City appts and stories by builder is exactly same. The builder wants to complete but
    1 month ago reply
  • ABC

    Adarsh Premia near DevaGowda Petrol bunk is a similar case. RERA karnataka is not powerful to take action against any developers. This project started in 2012 and still no sign of completing it. Most of the developers have political support and RERA is controlled by them.
    1 month ago reply
  • kalpana

    this must be true of so many developments in bangalore.. i hear there are worse problems with many other developments and under construction projects.. i really do hope that RERA and the concerned authorities take strict action.. we are talking of people's life savings being jeopardised... leave alone the mental and emotional trauma the residents are undergoing
    1 month ago reply
  • Basavaraj

    Estella Maple Square in Choodasandra
    1 month ago reply
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