KWIC buyer’s body seeks govt intervention

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on March 11, 2018 Published on March 11, 2018

It was touted as one of the first FDI projects in real estate in West Bengal. But 12 years later, the Kolkata West International City (KWIC) promoted by Prasoon Mukherjee of Universal Success Enterprise, remains a castle in the air.

The project, which was launched in 2006 with the deadline for completion in 2008, has failed multiple delivery dates.

With nearly 400-odd buyers stuck with unfinished homes, the KWIC Buyer’s Welfare Association, have sought the intervention of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeking a resolution to the problem.

No progress

According to Abhay Upadhyay, President of the Association, there has been either slow or no progress in the said project, despite taking 80-100 per cent of the unit amounts from majority of home buyers in 2008.

“We visited the KWIC site on February 22, 2018, and were thoroughly disappointed with the progress since both Cluster C and D were far from complete. Out of approximately 400 units in both the clusters, not more than close to 30 per cent are nearing completion,” Upadhyay said in a letter addressed to the Chief Minister.

Unfit for habitation

Moreover, common areas and roads in both the clusters were not ready, making it unfit for habitation.

At the current pace, it may take another four to five years for completion of the project, he added.

Published on March 11, 2018
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