K Raheja’s Horizon Green Building in Deep Trouble due to Unauthorized Soak Pit

Mumbai, 13th January, 2017: K Raheja Constructions got away with lots of violations in their Horizon Green project in Borivali East. They succeeded in procuring Drainage Completion Certificate (DCC) and Occupation Certificate (OC) in early 2015 without actually constructing drainage. To hoodwink potential flat-buyers and early-bird occupants and emboldened by BMC officials’ complicity, the Rahejas tried to secretly dig a soak-pit in December 2015. The plan was to cover up the lack of a sewage connection by channeling the sludge into a soak pit and pumping it out every month. But…

"K Raheja’s Horizon Green Building in Deep Trouble due to Unauthorized Soak Pit"

Mumbai Police recently filed FIR against K Raheja’s Palm Grove Beach Hotels Pvt Ltd.

Horizon Green (Borivali East) has invalid OC and Inadequate Drainage built without authorization Mumbai, 26th December, 2016: Mumbai Police recently filed FIR against K Raheja’s Palm Grove Beach Hotels Pvt Ltd.Reason? Violation of Town Planning Act by unauthorized construction of a drainage line in November-December 2015.Many months earlier, Palm Grove misled MCGM into giving Drainage Completion Certificate and  Occupation Certificate(OC) for their new building Horizon Green without drainage. To make up the lacuna, the developer belatedly built a drainage line going uphill. That’s right, uphill! The Deputy Municipal Commissioner’s remarked on 5th January, 2016, “Validity of issue of occupation certificate dated…

"Mumbai Police recently filed FIR against K Raheja’s Palm Grove Beach Hotels Pvt Ltd."

Friday, 9 December 2016 Delayed Ekta Parksville: Builder offers full refund plus 9% interest Mumbai, 9th December 2016: Vineet Malik, a flat-buyer in Ekta Parksville aggrieved by the interminable delay in project completion and occupation certificate, received a pleasant surprise a couple of days ago. Ekta Parksville Homes Pvt Ltd sent him a letter that agreed to cancel the deal and refund the entire amount paid by him – Rs 25.24 lakhs – and additionally, interest…

Ekta Builder: Broken Promises & Bhai-giri, Naam Bade Aur Darshan Chote!!

Mumbai, 24 October, 2016: Ekta Group of builders cheats and bullies its customers – no two ways about it. Don’t be fooled by clever PR campaigns, paid media, beautiful website, and estate agents. Don’t get taken in by endorsements of reputed corporate like HDFC Realty, HDFC Red, or mentions in Magic Bricks Now. Don’t get fooled by Anil Kapoor’s endorsement and MCHI-Credai Awards for Customer Responsiveness. That’s all smokescreen. The ground-reality is that Ekta Group, also known as Ekta World, is shamelessly unreliable. Booking a flat in an Ekta project means…

"Ekta Builder: Broken Promises & Bhai-giri, Naam Bade Aur Darshan Chote!!"

HDFC Bank: Pawn your wife’s gold now — No documents needed!  9th October, 2016: A lot of HDFC Bank customers are having a bad experience. Some are even having nightmarish experiences… and it’s all thanks to the fine art of glibly selling them financial instruments and other stuff they don’t need. One friend who wrote to me after reading my recent article about how HDFC Bank routinely abuses it’s customer’s trust and fiduciary relationship, saying, “Krish,…