The residents of Gaur City, 5th Avenue have made it very clear, literally, that the politicians seeking their votes for the upcoming UP elections must stay away. Leaving no page unturned to announce their opinions and intentions, the residents have put up banners and posters all over the housing society, telling the politicians that they must not come to them asking for votes.
Residents of Gaur City, 5th Avenue, a high rise group housing society in Greater Noida West, have adopted this unique way of expressing their displeasure with public representatives. Banners have been hung up at the society entrance and on the towers, telling public representatives (contesting for the upcoming UP assembly elections) that they should not embarrass themselves by asking for votes if they cannot get the issues affecting the residents resolved.
Residents say that they will support only those public representatives who will solve their problems. The foremost complaint the residents have is regarding the maintenance of their housing society. The residents shared that they have formed their AOA in 2019 but even after two years, the builder is not ready to hand over the maintenance of the society to the AOA.
As gathered, after the second AOA election four months back, the body wrote several letters to the builder, Greater Noida Authority, DM Noida, and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. But no action has been taken so far.
Sanjay Rajput, General Secretary of the 5th Avenue says, "The builder has reduced the maintenance services in the society. After several requests with the Authority, the officials of the builder obliged us with a meeting. We demanded the handover of the Common Area maintenance to the AOA. He was putting pressure on AOA to sign the unilateral MOT without giving information regarding handover."
The possession in 5th Avenue the society started in 2015 and nearly 1300 residents live there. Anupam Jain, President of the society says, "The builder is not ready to hand over the Common Area Maintenance to AOA at
any cost. He is collecting huge amounts every month from society sometimes in the name of failure of the electric meter or by simply increasing the maintenance charges. Still, the state of maintenance is poor: the plaster of the ceiling of the several flat falls keeps coming off, every day, and there is regular leakage in the basement which damages the paint of the vehicles."
"The security system of the society has gone from bad to worse. There should be a 24 hours security cover in the society. but still recently the number of security guards and sweepers has been reduced," adds Jain.