Desperate measures: Jaypee Aman homebuyers stage protest
Hundreds of homebuyers of Jaypee Aman, a residential project in Noida’s Sector 151, held a protest march at the Noida Authority office in Sector 6 on Thursday morning.
Buyers said that they had booked their flats in 2009, and although the builder had promised that construction would be completed in 2013, flats are still not ready.
Homebuyers added that they had written a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and had also got a reply from him on the issue. They claimed that the CM promised that he would ask the local authorities to investigate the matter. But two months have passed and nothing has been done.
SK Nagrath, president of Jaypee Aman Buyer Welfare Association, told City Spidey that although he had given 95 per cent of the money to the builder, he still lives in a rented house. "The construction of the project stopped two years ago. Whenever I visited the project site, I never found a worker or a Jaypee official at the site," he added.
Kusum Sinha, another buyer, said that her family is under a lot of financial stress due to the double whammy of having to pay house rent and equated monthly loan instalments. "Most of us flatbuyers are from the low-income or the middle-income categories," she added.
Nagrath added that such is the situation among some flatbuyers that they are even ready to commit suicide if they do not get possession of their flat now.
Officials of Jaypee Aman were not available for comment.