Mumbai: Ekta Parksville Homes, an integrated township project of Ekta World, has received Occupancy Certificate (OC) from the Vasai Virar City Municipal Corporation (VVCMC) on orders from the Hon’ble Bombay High Court. This order dated June 28, 2023, from the Bombay High Court, had directed the VVCMC to grant OC in respect of 15 Buildings and a club-house forming part of Sector II and Sector III, standing on the land situated at Village Dongare, Vasai, Palghar within a period of four weeks.
The Honb’le Bombay High Court, in its order, had stated that “We direct the Corporation to decide the application dated 26th December, 2022 of the Petitioners in accordance with the law, as early as possible, preferably within a period of four weeks from the date of receipt of the writ of the Court, for which purpose all cooperation shall be rendered by the Petitioners.”
A jubilant Mr Vivek Mohanani – Managing Director & CEO of Ekta World, said, “We are delighted to have finally got the OC for our project Ekta Parksville Homes. This is a joyous occasion for all of us as we can now finally hand over homes to our customers. We are grateful to our customers for their steadfast support and for reposing their faith and trust in us. This long wait is now over, and we hope to complete the handover process at the earliest.”
This integrated township project comprises 43 buildings in sectors II and III, of which 21 buildings have already been completed, and OC was received in May 2019.
However, the following 15 buildings, which had been completed over two years ago in accordance with all sanctioned approvals/plans granted by VVCMC and other competent authorities, had not received the OC. The developer had applied for the OC way back in December 2022, but the VVCMC withheld giving the OC on totally untenable grounds that the environment clearance had not been obtained. In addition, Ekta World is also constructing 4 buildings that have reached the plinth level, and VVCMC hasn’t granted further CC.
All necessary environmental clearances were obtained for this project, and that is how construction was undertaken. Maharashtra Pollution Control Board had also given consent to operate, which is valid till date and subsisting. As of date, the project is fully completed, and the occupancy certificate has now been granted.
Due to these inordinate delays, Ekta World has incurred substantial costs for developing this project and has created third-party rights in the said Constructed Buildings by selling in aggregate 1011 units, i.e. 932 Flats and 79 shops/commercial units, to various flat/shop purchasers. But due to the non-issuance of the Occupancy Certificate, they had no option but to approach the Hon’ble High Court by filing the Writ.