Builders told to hand over flats in Gr Noida
GR NOIDA: Scores of home buyers from three different group housing societies located in Greater Noida met P.C Gupta, Additional CEO (ACEO) of Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) on Tuesday, voicing their agony at being denied their dream homes for years. While Gupta promised to resolve their woes, he also met with individual developers asking them to fast track registry of flats besides providing facilities promised by builders and handing over possession to the home owners.
Speaking to ETRealty (TOI), Gupta said that they had directed the builders to work out strategies to address the problems being faced by the home buyers. “WE have asked the developers to work out timelines towards redressal,” the ACEO said. “On our part we will expedite completion certificates and whatever required so that possession can be handed over as soon as possible,” he said. “On receiving complaints from buyers, our committee will conduct audit and action will be taken as required,” he added. “We will also take immediate action to penalize truant developers and also take corrective measures, where necessary,” he said.
Deepak Agarwal, CEO, GNIDA had put into place a committee about a week ago following large scale protests by home buyers, to look into residential projects that have been completed, are underway and which are yet to start construction. “We are conducting extensive inspections of the projects in Greater Noida. The aim is to conduct on audit of construction being undertaken by developers of group housing societies as we were getting frequent complaints from home buyers,” Agarwal told ETRealty (TOI). “We are examining complaints that range from delayed possession, properties not being registered, sub-standard construction and construction being carried out beyond the sanctioned building plans,” he explained. “Today was the first committee meeting,” Agarwal said.
Meanwhile, the buyers representing groups of scores of families said they were at their tethers end. “We have been running from pillar to post in the hope that our problems will be resolved,” said Ashok Kambhoj, from Supertech Eco Village-2, who was promised possession of his home in 2015. “I have paid 95% of the cost of my unit, but I continue to wait for it. Also the builder has constructed 3 towers illegally,” he said. Another group of home buyers were furious with their developer due to non-completion of construction work besides the lack of other basic facilities in their project. Vikalp Gaur, another home buyer from Amrapali Leisure Park said they were fed up of empty promises. “We are dealing with delayed possession, no completion certificates and much more,” he said adding that Amrapali, Centurain, Amrapali Villas and projects of other builders are facing a similar problem. “I hope this time the GNIDA is able to resolve our issues,” he said.