The complainants who are residents of the bungalow scheme Earth Somnath Society decided to take legal recourse against the developers – Parakramsinh Jadeja, Ashok Tanna, Viral Sheth and Pritesh Shah – after learning that the housing scheme has come up on a high-pressure gas pipeline of Gail (India) Ltd.
It is alleged that the developers did not keep in mind the guidelines of Gail (India) Ltd while constructing the bungalows.
The residents have also alleged that there is difference in some plot sizes against what has been mentioned in the sale agreement. The developers have encroached upon a village pond owned by gram panchayat and constructed club house over it, the complainants have stated.
“Of the 83 houses, 24 are constructed on the gas pipeline. We, therefore, seek Rs 24 crore compensation for these houses. An amount of Rs 2 crore along with interest has also been sought for illegal construction of club house on the village pond,” said P V Moorjani, who is representing the residents at the NCDRC.
Moorjani further said that the remaining amount is for difference in plot sizes, refund of maintenance, pending construction, unpaid stamp duty and mental harassment.
In 2019, Moorjani had also filed public interest litigation against the developers in the Gujarat high court seeking removal of construction done within 15 metres of the gas pipeline and also the club house and swimming pool.