Watch angry Unitech Unihomes buyers vent their frustration at this meeting
A tripartite meeting was held between Noida Authority officials, homebuyers of Unitech Unihomes, a housing project in Noida’s Sector 117, and representatives of the builder on April 18 at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra in Sector 6.
The meeting, scheduled to address the issues being faced by residents and buyers, was led by Shishir Singh, ACEO of Noida Authority.
Residents complained that about a 1,000 families were living in the partially constructed society but that the builder had not even bothered to take a Ganga jal connection yet. They even complained how there were no areas for the children to play in. Moreover, the builder was yet to take a proper electricity connection for the society and was drawing power from one of its adjoining projects at present.
There were other complaints as well. A few buyers said they had booked their flats in 2012 and had already deposited about 90 per cent of the total cost, but were still having to live on rent. "Every time we meet the builder, we get a new date for possession. But not a single deadline has been met and none of the promises fulfilled," said Anu Singh, a buyer.
Buyers alleged that the builder had invested the money in other projects and demanded that an audit be conducted of the partially completed project.
Rajan Verma, a resident, told City Spidey that numerous complaints had been made to the maintenance department of the society but that no one was willing to listen. "The security is pathetic — there are only four guards during the day and four at night; and there are no CCTV cameras. The clubhouse now seems like a distant dream," he complained.
"It was decided at the meeting that the builder will submit a tower-wise progress report to Noida Authority on May 5," said Manav Raina, a flat owner.
Singh said that the builder had to pay Rs 903 crore to Noida Authority. He added, “In fact, the builder wrote to us agreeing to return 35 acres of land to Noida Authority to cover the dues.”
When City Spidey contacted Nadeem Khan, vice-president of Unitech Unihomes, who was present at the meeting, he said, “We will submit our report to Noida Authority before May 5. We’ll also conduct a meeting with buyers and residents on April 23 to discuss various issues.”