GreNo West: Residents of French Apartments, a residential society in Noida extension, are troubled because of several issues in their society. After raising several complains to the builder, the residents finally decided to take the matter to the streets and staged a protest against the builder of the society. They took out a procession from their society to Ek murti circle on May 1, 2022.
According to residents, the society lacks basic amenities, even though the builder has hiked the maintenance charges. They say that seepage can be seen in the pillars and the fire safety equipment in the society are not adequate.
On April 12, 2022, at around 1.30 am, a major fire broke out in the French apartments. The residents said that due to inadequacy of the fire equipment in the society, the situation became worse.
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Residents are also requesting a structural audit. They say that they have requested the Greater Noida authority to conduct a structural audit in their society, but no action has been taken so far.
Dhananjay Kumar, a resident of the society says, “I am tired of filing complains and protesting. A major fire incident happened in our society in April and it was then that we got we got to know that the society has poor fore safety equipment.”
He continues, “The other big problem in the society is that of seepage. We all have done several protests but nobody takes any action.”
Prashant Singh, another resident of the French apartment says, “Our security is under threat. The guards on the gates keep sleeping or playing games on their mobile. They are not vigil while they are on duty. Anyone can come inside the society premises anytime.”
He continues, “We want to meet the builder but he is out of our reach. He has hiked the maintenance fees. We are paying a maintenance fee of rupees 4500 monthly for zero facilities.”
Nikhil Kumar, another resident of the society says, “The power backup here is not good, the electricity keeps tripping. They are not using the PNG, they are using the Diesel in the DG setup.”
Highlighting the issue of poor sanitation in the society, Shashi Bhooshan, a resident says, “The garbage dumped in the basement leads to a very foul smell. There is construction work going on and thus, the debris and other garbage is dumped in the basement.”
Amit Sinha, another resident says, “When it rains, the basement parking becomes a swimming pool which results in the breeding hood of mosquitoes. We residents work to remove the water, but it proves futile. Even after so many requests, there is no fogging to remove mosquitoes. How to survive in this pathetic condition?”