About 60 people protested in front of the house of the CEO of the Manju Group on Sunday for repeatedly delaying the construction of their apartments in Chennai.
The housing project is situated in Tarapakam near Porur. It was started in 2012 and was supposed to be completed by 2014.
Most of the customers said that they had paid 90% of the payment for the flats. They have been waiting since 2013 to get the flats, according to The New Indian Express.
One of the customer, Vairamuthu told TNIE that only 40% of the work is completed and they have been trying to meet the CEO Vidyasagar for the last three weeks, but in vain. So, they decided to carry out a protest, he said.
He added that earlier the customers were harassed by the police to make some payment and on Sunday also, the police provided security to Vidyasagar. The company keeps claiming that they will complete the work but he blames the company for selling the spaces meant for amenities like swimming pool.
Moreover, the customers allege that the company has more projects which are yet to be completed.
At a press conference on Sunday, a representative of the company denied all these accusations. They said that these claims were made only two or three people, reports TNIE.
Balaji, president of Manju group, also named Vairamuthu and said that he was influencing all the other people. They said that all the people who protested are supposed to pay dues and when they pay the dues, they will complete the project, reported TNIE.
He also added that 90% of the work was already completed in the project. He said that the customers should have come and spoken to them if they had any problems instead of protesting.