Hyde Park: Residents protest against AOA alleging lack of proper facilities
Noida: Residents of Hyde Park, a highrise in Sector 78, Noida, on Sunday staged a protest against their association, demanding better facilities for them in the society. They alleged that the association failed to provide better facilities, despite a sharp increase in common area maintenance (CAM) charge.
They complained that they are paying Rs 2.70 per square foot as CAM charge, which is higher than that of one paid to developers of the society, at the rate of Rs 2.40 per square feet. But services are not up to the mark, forcing them to learn to adjust.
While protesting, residents charged that society was transferred from the developer to the association without any intimation to them.
They complained that incidents of crumbling of wall plaster are frequently happening within the premises, which is dangerous for them.
The association took handover from the developer, who had used poor quality of construction materials for development of the buildings. They said, “A thorough civil safety audit of the building should be conducted to ensure safety of residents.”
Reacting to residents' charge, Ashwani Tripathy, President of the Apartment Owner Association (AOA) said that they are those residents, who lost in the last election of the society. They are yet to recover from the defeat they had faced in the association election.
He said, “We have peacefully taken over the society from the developer and are working to make it a better place to live in. But there are a bunch of residents, who are trying to mount pressure for getting some personal benefit. They are not paying CAM charges on time and are trying to get rid of the burden of clearing dues.”
“I am also a resident and the funds contributed by residents belong to the society. I do not have any right to waive these dues,” he added.