Crossings Republik: Panel to resolve row over maintenance charge
Ghaziabad: A four-member committee will be formed on revision of Township Maintenance Charge (TMC) of Crossings Republik. A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of the residents of Crossings Republik, CIPL and officials of Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) at the authority's office on Tuesday.
The GDA officials said that the committee would take a decision on revision after assessing the total expenditure of TMC for the maintenance of Crossings Republik.
Representatives from Federation of Apartment Owners Association, Crossings Republik Owners and Members Association, Crossings Infra Pvt. Ltd. and the GDA would be a part of the committee.
For the last four months, a few societies of Crossings Republik have stopped paying TMC amounting to 30 paise per sqft. The residents cited poor maintenance by CIPL, the maintenance agency of the township, as a reason for withholding the payment.
However, Ishwar Tyagi, CEO of CIPL, said that the current TMC charge is insufficient to maintain the whole township. "We had asked the residents to revise the rates, but they all refused to do so," Tyagi said.
Sanjay Jha, secretary of Federation of Apartment Owner Association (FedAOA), that argued that hike in TMC is just a ploy to earn more money from residents' pockets. "CIPL is not able to maintain small part of township. Just look at the roads, can't they fill potholes with the money they have been receiving already as TMC?" added Jha.