A large number of home buyers from various societies of Greater Noida West gathered at the temporary office of the Authority near Balak Inter College on, January 5, 2022. They had collected here to press home their demand for the registry for their residential flats and other basic facilities.
A few hours into the protest, Narendra Bhushan, CEO, Greater Noida Authority reached the protest site. He met the protesters and invited them for a meeting on Monday, January 10, at 02:00 pm.
Around 50,000 home buyers from 85 societies in Greater Noida West are struggling to get the registry papers of their flats. For a year, residents have been protesting every weekend against the builder and the Greater Noida Authority to get registry papers and the basic amenities in the society.
Residents have also raised the basic amenities issue in front of authority and the local representatives. Many societies have filed a complaint against their builder in Police stations.
The homebuyers gathered at the Authority office around noon shared that they have been struggling to receive the registry papers for the last four and a half years. They voiced that the Authority must intervene and resolve their issues at the earliest.
Manveer Bhati, a resident of Greater Noida West says, "Homebuyers are fighting against the apathetic attitude of the Authority and the government and this fight will continue. We have been struggling to receive our registry papers (to get our flats registered) for more than four years."
Anupam Mishra, another homebuyer says, "How long will we have to continue to hold sit-ins like this for our rights. Our demands are our needs and we will not back down on them."
Dr Sushil, a resident of Greater Noida West says, "Public representatives do not care about us. Why are we being treated like this? We live in our flat like a tenant. We do not own our own house."
Poor or missing basic amenities such as proper maintenance services, poor sanitation and Sewage Treatment Plant in society are some major issues the homebuyers are facing.
Ranjana Bhardwaj (42), Resident of GreNo says, “The local representative came only for the ribbon-cutting ceremonies. Otherwise, they neglect us. After a 10-year struggle, I was given possession of a half-completed flat. This is not only a protest for registry papers, we are also fighting for the basic amenities in the society.”