Members of the
According to the letter, it is claimed that the site offices and construction activities of realtors are allowed, but the head offices have been asked to stay shut. It is suggested that this move will hamper their work because allied operations run primarily from the head offices.
The letter mentioned various verticals such as sales, marketing, bills recovery, payment of labours and suppliers need office spaces to function properly.
Rohit Gera, CREDAI member and managing director of Gera Developments Pvt Ltd, said, “We are thankful that the
“The order categorically included all private offices in the lockdown including our corporate offices. Our billing, sales, marketing , client visits happen in these offices only. We are hopeful that before the deadline these restrictions on the offices would be revoked,” he said.
Anil Pharande, president of
“There are different news reports and versions about lockdown norms as sites are allowed to operate. But for the purpose of allied operations, we have to run our offices,” said Pharande.
“Keeping all these aspects in consideration, I request authorities to issue clear guidelines about keeping construction related offices open,” said the letter.
Sanjay Deshpande, member of CREDAI and owner of Sanjeevani developers, said, “If an architect is asked to keep the office shut, how can he check the plinths of sites? We expect clarity on the orders,” he clarified.
“If we don’t sell our flats, how will we be able to complete sites as per the norms set by
CREDAI Pune Metro, which is an association of builders and promoters in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad municipal areas, has around 1,400 members.
Over 5,000 construction projects in Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and
Deshmukh said, “ We will ask state government authorities to clear the confusion by addressing the issue,” he said.