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Ten years on, Lahuji Shakti Sena still awaits flats promised under SRA scheme

Pune: Lahuji Shakti Sena has complained to the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) against a city-based builder as more than 150 owners are languishing since past 10 years to get flats as promised during start of the project, stated Sena leader Yamraj Kharat on Thursday.

In his complaint to the SRA, Mr Kharat averred that he along with 149 others had vacated their slum dwellings in the Kalewadi suburb, after the land was tagged for redevelopment.
Back then, the builder had promised to allot flats to all of them under the SRA scheme. However, now the builder has backtracked from the pact and says that just 62 out of 150 are “deserving” candidates for getting the flats, alleged the complainant.

He further said the builder has also stopped paying rent to them since past six months, owing to which they are unable to pay the rent for their present accommodation.
“The owners of our houses are forcing us to pay rent or vacate the tenements. Where should we go now?” questioned a dismayed Kharat.

“The builder is now trying to shift us to other places instead of the original land, which is not acceptable to us. Our conditions are becoming miserable day by day”, he added.
Talking over the matter, SRA CEO, Rajendra Nimbalkar stated that a notice has been issued to the builder in this regard and efforts are underway for allotting flats to the owners at the earliest.

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