Greater Noida: The stand-off between the residents of Tower F2, Panchsheel Greens Pinnacle, a residential society in Sector 16B, Greater Noida West, and the builder is not coming to an end. Among the many issues that they have been raising for more than a year, the issue of the pending registry is at the fore. With each passing day, the situation is getting acerbic with no plausible solution in sight.
On Saturday afternoon, as many as 200 residents including women and senior citizens gathered in front of the sales office in society's complex to protest against the pending registry of flats and other issues. The past few days have been eventful leading to the protest on Saturday afternoon.
There is one tower in society in which the flats are still to be sold. The anguished residents, who have been waiting for the registry of their flats for more than one year, had put up banners inside the society suggesting the new buyers to refrain from buying flats in the society. It did not go down well with the builder's administration. They removed the banners which led to unrest in the society.
The builder had also sent legal notices to some of the residents. The residents were angered over this and decided to escalate the matter as they met police and also informed them about this and decided not to budge and protest vigorously.
They gathered at the protest site on Saturday afternoon and started shouting slogans. They shouted, “Gali Gali Me Shor Hai Panchsheel Chor Hai.” The maintenance manager reportedly intervened and asked them to move from the gate of the sales office but the residents were firm on their resolve to protest for the issues. The protest continued in presence of the police. The residents said that the builder had also called bouncers to stop them. They also alleged that the bouncers were trying to snatch their placards.
About 180-190 families live in the Panchsheel Green Pinnacle F2 Tower and not a single person has got their registry done, according to the residents. They said that they have done several follow-ups with the builder and builder’s office in-person, telephonically towards execution of the registry but all have gone in vain, and to date, the registration is pending.
Residents shared that this project was launched in the year 2015. However, the residents received the handover/possession of the flats in Tower F2 of the project in March 2020. During the handover of the flats, the builder assured the residents that the registry of flats will be done within a few weeks.
The residents have written several letters to the authority. As per them, neither the builder nor the local authorities have listened to them. One of the residents shared that a letter was submitted to the CEO of Greater Noida Authority which mentioned, “Builder assured the residents to give the registry within weeks after handover. We have paid the applicable stamp duty to the government as per the mandatory condition of the builder, prior to handover/possession of our flats and a copy of paid stamp duty has also been submitted to the builder.”
Manish Kumar, Senior Vice President of NEFOWA said, “Do the residents not even have the right to protest? The Panchsheel builder is not allowing the residents to protest, they have put up bouncers and the ladies guards were coming in the middle of the crowd to report a different case. Residents of Panchsheel Pinnacle F2 Tower are protesting against the pending registry, the posters in the balcony of the flats being taken off from the roof without any permission or notice and the builder is sending the legal notices to the residents.”
Kul Bhushan Verma, a resident of the society said, “I lived in this society for last one and a half year and still my registry is pending. That is why we are protesting on Saturday and Sunday. The protest is peaceful but no one has listened to us and the builder called his bouncers. Bouncers are threatening us. Women also participated in this. The members of the maintenance team are trying to snatch the posters. Approximately more than 200 residents are present there. The protest is going on from 12 am.”
CitySpidey also contacted the Director of Panchsheel Buildtech Pvt Ltd, Anuj Chaudhary to know about their stand in the present stand-off. He said, “If anyone is responsible for the pending registry then it is the Authority. The farmer compensation and interest-related cases are subjudice in High Court and Supreme Court. On August 30, the Supreme Court gave the decision in favour of the builder. Then, I submitted the application and asked the Authority to execute the High Court order and clear our dues and asked them to start the pending registry. On this order, the Authority filed a review plea but their advocate was not present on the given date. Now, the authority denied starting the pending registry. If anyone wants to visit the authority with us, then I'm ready for it.”