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Homeowners in India roll up sleeves to complete their unfinished flats

"We never in our wildest dreams imagined one day we would take on the functions and the role of a developer," said Vazirani, 45, who bought the two-bedroom unit before construction started

realty, real estate
(Unfinished flats)

Lalit Vazirani, a computer programmer from Mumbai, never reckoned on having to turn amateur property developer. Yet here he is, a decade after putting down a deposit for an apartment near the city's airport, dealing with architects, taxes, various planning permissions and even court hearings. All because the developer behind the $50 million project has gone bust, and nobody else has stepped in to finish the work. "We never in our wildest dreams imagined one day we would take on the functions and the role of a developer,” said Vazirani, 45, who bought the ...