Noida: With the aim to fight against the delayed registry and other issues, the Sports City buyers, Sector 79, Noida got their 7x Sports City Foundation registered officially on January 7, 2021. The foundation members include all the residents of Sector 79 who are waiting for their registry.
On the motive behind the formation of this foundation, Sanwarjeet Singh, a resident of Gaur Sportswood, says, “We have registered our foundation legally. Now we will fight for what we have paid. Buying a home is a lifetime investment. Not receiving for what we have already paid is making us feel cheated. We have made this foundation so that we can fight together. Our two main demands are development of sports city and pending registries of the residents”.
The layout of the Sports City was finalised by the Authority in 2011. The nine developers had to pool in money as per the proportion of their plots. The consortium had offered to develop a golf course, cricket stadium, playfield, swimming centre, and tennis courts in the sector. However, the approved plan was not adhered to and as a result, more than 3,500 people who bought homes are now unable to get registry of their flats.
These buyers bought flats on premium rates expecting what was promised to them, i.e the approved layout plan with Sports city. However, neither have they received the Sports city facility nor the registry. Some homebuyers also claimed that they were not aware of the project’s sports background when they invested.
Ashok Vardhan, resident of Mahagun Mirabella, says, “Our whole society's residents have not received registry of their flats. This has happened because the developer has not built sports facilities mandated under Noida’s sports cities scheme. We have tried all possible ways to get our registry done, but nothing has came out fruitful. Now our foundation is ready to approach the apex court”.
Residents are questioning the Authority on why a public notice refraining new buyers from buying flats in Sector 79 has not been issued yet.
On October 5, 2021, the registry issue of Sector 79 residents were also raised in the assembly by Noida MLA Pankaj Singh.
However, pending registry is not the only issue looming over the residents of Sector 79. Birender Singh, a buyer of Elite Golfgreen Apartments says, “We have already received a letter from the builder about the possession which will be started from the mid January. However, we have already paid extra amounts in the name of Sports city development, which is pending from so many years. On the other hand, the 45-meter stretch of road which is the main road for society is not wide enough to accommodate the volume of traffic which is again our different concern. Things will be very problematic if the Authority does take this into concern. So we along with other buyers of Sports city, we have joined hands to fight for our rights in this association.”