Ghaziabad: Homebuyers of Sushant Aquapolis Township, Dundahera, Ghaziabad, developed by Ansals Urban Condominium Private Limited, are waiting for the possession of their flats for almost 6 years. The buyers formed an an association, ‘Aquapolis Social Welfare Association’, which was registered in 2019 to raise their voice together. According to the buyers, as per terms and conditions of the agreement, the units were assured to be delivered in a maximum of three and a half years from the date of booking. However, after building only four towers, the entire project was put on hold. The work has been at halt since 2015 and no work has been started for the the pending nine towers that were to be constructed.
दिन महीने में बदल गए महीने सालों में लेकिन @UPRERAofficial से मिलती है तो सिर्फ तारीख , निराश घर खरीदारों को रिफंड ऑर्डर देने की जगह बिल्डर्स को ही समय क्यों दिया जाता है ?@balvinderkuma11@CMOfficeUP रेरा से सिर्फ निराशा ही हाथ लगी है @MoHUA_India @UPGovt @myogiadityanath— AQUAPOLIS SOCIAL WELFARE SOCIETY (@ASWSteam) October 28, 2021
RP Singh, General Secretary, Aquapolis Social Welfare Society, said, “The builder has never bothered to respond to our queries raised through emails/calls whatsoever. The fact is, the developer has been in a gradual state of decline for over a decade now. Ideological corrosion, a status quo management, a lack of organizational cohesiveness, the disconnect between an imperious culture and unenthusiastic executives have all contributed to its downfall. We then started collecting data of other sufferers to bring them on board. Subsequently, we formed an association and got it registered in 2019. We then approached UP RERA to lodge our complaints one by one. As of now, 21 Recovery Certificates amounting to about Rs. 7.91 crores have been issued and are lying pending in District Magistrate Office, Ghaziabad for recovery”.
“Within the last three years, only about 48 lacs rupees, which amounts fir about about 6% of the total amount have so far been retrieved from the builder. The recovery rate in similar cases at Noida (Gautam Budh Nagar) is far more convincing. We have written a number of requests to RERA and DM Office together as well as on an individual basis to speed up the process but of no avail. It is a matter of surprise that despite having similar powers at the level of respective DMs, the initiative at the level of Ghaziabad”, he added.
He further said, “The buyers are facing a double economic burden by way of paying rent as well as EMIs of loan taken from financial institutions against their flats.”.
Manish Tripathi, Executive member, Aquapolis Social Welfare Society, said, “In 2011 I booked, In 2012 the builder buyer agreement was signed. In 36 months, the date of possession was there according to the builder buyers agreement. Till Feb 2016, it should have been delivered adding a grace period but till now it hasn’t been delivered. 90% payment has already been made, only possession time payment is made, rest all is clear. Now, I am paying bank EMI and I am not getting the flat as well. The case has been going on in RERA for the last 2 years but they are just giving dates. Every time RERA gives time to the builder but nothing has been done in favor of buyers”.
There are a total of 43 buyers in this association who are waiting for their possession.