Homebuyers of Amrapali Heart Beat City, an upcoming residential project in Sector 107, Noida, on Monday met Phatturam Bhojwani, adviser to Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway authorities. They urged him to intervene in resuming the construction of the stalled project.
Construction of four group housing projects in Sector 107 — Great Value Sharnam, Lotus 300, Amrapali Heart Beat City and Sunworld Vanalika — was stalled due to a case in the Allahabad High Court over the acquisition of land. The court had put a stay order on construction in 2014. After the court lifted the stay, construction resumed in all the above-mentioned projects except in Amrapali Heart Beat City.
Punit Parashar, a homebuyer who was present at the meeting, said that they had handed over a letter to Bhojwani demanding immediate intervention in the issue. “The responsibility of giving homebuyers possession of their flats lies with the builder. The officer has been informed that the builder is not restarting construction,” he said.
A section of homebuyers, who want to withdraw from the project, has demanded that the builder return their money with 18 per cent penal interest on the deposited amount. Others have asked for a deadline for flat possession.
Arun Kalra, another homebuyer, said, "It is not Noida Authority's fault that construction was stopped — it was the Allahabad High Court that issued the stay order. But as the court has closed the case based on mutual compromise between Noida Authority and the petitioner, the builder should restart construction, instead of giving excuses that it is seeking a written reply from the Authority,” he said.
Bhojwani, who has been assigned the responsibility of preparing a list of delayed projects in the city, assured homebuyers that strict action would be taken to solve their problem. He said that the builder would be soon called for a meeting to discuss the issue.