Ghaziabad: While still fighting for their demand for handover of maintenance by the developer, residents of Gulmohar Garden, a society in Raj Nagar Extension, have decided to set up their own maintenance service. As a first step towards this goal, they have invited proposals from different maintenance management agencies through an advertisement.
Meanwhile, the Apartment Owners Association (AOA) of the society, which ran a campaign over the issue for years, has set November 16 as the deadline to the developer to handover the services to them.
"We are firm on our decision. We don't want any more delay in the process as we have waited for far too long. Giving the developer more time for the process means losing our own chances. If he does not want to hand over, we will be forced to take over the maintenance of the society," said Shyamal Chanda, president of the AOA.
Even after repeated demand, the developer remained reluctant to hand over the maintenance services and Interest Free Maintenance Fund (IFMF) amounting to several crores to the AOA. The AOA is struggling to receive maintenance and IFMF from the builder for a long time.
On October 10, a tripartite meeting took place between the developer, the AOA and officials of Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) where the authority had directed the builder to initiate process of handover within 15 days. However, till date the builder has shared only a few of the total layouts, informed Chanda.
"We need layouts of water line, sewer line and electricity before taking over the maintenance. The builder should provide us bills of all the electrical equipment and their Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) till November 16," Chanda told.