Noida home buyers meet Rama Raman to log their problems
NOIDA: Scores of home buyers from four different group housing societies met Rama Raman, Chairperson and CEO of Noida Authority on Wednesday, voicing their agony at being denied their dream homes for years. While Raman promised to resolve their woes, he also said that a meeting with individual developers would be convened starting immediately to fast track registry of flats besides providing facilities promised by builders.
Speaking to ETRealty (TOI), Noida’s Additional CEO, P.K. Agarwal said that a committee has also been formed on the directions of the Chairperson. Led by the ACEO, the committee’s members include the Chief Architect Planner, Chief Project Engineer and GM group housing. “On Wednesday, we will meet the developers of the four group housing societies, which have made a presentation to us,” said Agarwal. “These residents have brought to our notice two main issues. They have informed us that the builders are not completing the registry process as promised and that they have not put into place basic amenities including fire safety features before handing over possession of flats,” he explained.
ACEO further said that the Chairperson has assured the home buyers of all support. “We will do our best in resolving the issues and in making sure developers follow ethical practices,” said Raman. “Soon, we will call for a meeting with all the developers one by one. They will be told that strict action will be on the cards against anyone flouting agreements made between the buyer and the builder,” he said.
Raman also said that the builders need to clear all their dues, obtain No Objection Certificates collect Completion Certificates and then hand over possession to the home buyers. “All construction has to be completed as per the Uttar Pradesh Apartment Act. Any violation of layout plans will result in action,” Agarwal said.
The buyers representing four groups of thousands 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 Gaurav Jindal a home buyer. Another group of home buyers were from Amrapali Sapphire in sector 45. They were furious with the developer due to non-completion of civil and electrical work besides the lack of other basic facilities in many towers.
The project was launched in 2009 and the first phase of it has been completed. Their demands were not being properly addressed by the realty firm and that propelled them to start a viral campaign on the social media named #AmrapaliMisuseDhoni. They also tagged MS Dhoni’s official twitter account in their tweets and made their displeasure clear until he stepped down from being Ambassador of the group. “We have invested our hard earned money and life’s savings into our homes. This is unfair,” said Digvijay Singh, a resident.