Ruling out any bailout package for Maytas Properties, the government on Thursday assured the NRIs of working a solution to non-delivery of flats sold by the firm promoted by kins of disgraced Satyam founder B. Ramalinga Raju.
“I am confident of finding a solution to the problems. We are looking at it seriously. I am hopeful of resolving the issue as soon as possible,” Corporate Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid told reporters on the sidelines of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
“We will not offer any bailout for the company. They don’t need bail out. They need just cash flow,” Mr. Khurshid said at the conference where many NRIs and PIOs raised the issue of non-delivery of flats sold to them by the company.
According to a delegate, around 400 NRIs from Australia, the U.S. and the U.K. have purchased flats being developed by Maytas Properties.
Maytas Properties, which ran into trouble after Raju admitted to a multi-crore rupee accounting fraud, was developing a Rs. 1,100-crore residential Hill County project near Hyderabad. The project, however, could not be completed as the company faced financial problems.
Before the disclosure of fraud by Raju in January 2009, the shareholders of Satyam had rejected the efforts of the then promoters to acquire Maytas Properties along with another sister company Maytas Infra.