Dlf Crest hits court roadblock

Realty major DLF's new premium high-rise residential project The Crest, off Golf Course Road in Gurgaon, is in a legal tussle.

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday stayed the project's construction, sale and marketing on a petition filed by the resident welfare association (RWA) of DLF Park Place - a group-housing society.

The RWA alleged that The Crest has encroached on its condominium property.

The ex-parte order was passed by the division bench of justices SK Mittal and NK Sanghi.

"The Crest is coming up in the area falling within the FAR (floor area ratio) norms of the group housing - Park Place - and further any construction whatsoever except for buildings, common area and facilities for Park Place has been stayed by the court," said Rakesh Khanna, counsel for the RWA.

A DLF spokesperson said, "We are yet to see the order. We can comment in detail only after studying it."
According to the petitioner, The Crest, which is coming up on 8.822 acres, is on contiguous land falling within the FAR of Park Place.

RWA president Harsh Sehgal said in connivance with the planning department, DLF revised construction plans to increase the height of towers at Park Place in violation of FAR laws