Residents of Pan Oasis, a residential project in Sector 70, Noida, went on a hunger strike today within the society premises to protest against the builder’s failure to deliver all the flats by the end of 2014. About 150 buyers participated in the strike.
The buyers, who had booked their flats in 2010, claimed that the builder had promised to hand over all the 2,200 flats by 2014-end, but so far only 400 residents have been given possession. Those who have already started living in the society are still waiting to get their registry done. But as Noida Authority has not yet given a no-objection certificate (NOC) to the builder, the process of registration has been kept on hold.
Besides the legalities, there are other problems as well. Residents complain of lifts not working properly, of not being allotted parking spots or have access to the clubhouse or the swimming pool, as promised by the builder. And, of course, there is the erratic power supply. Even a fire-fighting system is waiting to be installed.
Kapil Kumar, a resident, complained to City Spidey, “The lifts installed in the society don't function half the time. There are just a handful of guards in the name of security; there are no CCTV cameras and no intercom facilities. All the electric wires and panel boxes lie open, posing a constant threat to residents, especially children. When we confront the builder’s representatives with these problems, they have no answers.”
When City Spidey spoke to Rajeev Sharma, the general manager of Pan Oasis, he said his company would soon apply to Noida Authority for an NOC. He added that of the 18 towers, 11 were ready for possession. For the remaining towers, possession would start in two months. He assured that a fire-fighting system would soon be installed in the society.