Residents of the Sector 45 society allege at a tri-party meet that the occupation certificate and completion certificate were issued not in accordance with the rules.
Noida Authority conducted a tri-party meeting between homebuyers of NRI Residency, a residential project in Sector 45, Noida, and the builder to discuss issues faced by the buyers at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra, Sector 6, on May 1. The meeting was led by Shishir Singh, ACEO of Noida Authority.
Residents complained that on May 31, 2016, the Authority had issued the completion (CC) and occupancy certificate (OC) to the builder without inspecting the projects. According to the Authority’s rules, when a builder applies for the aforementioned certificates, Noida Authority has to send a team at the project site for inspecting amenities in the society, such as firefighting system and lifts.
Singh told City Spidey, "I will send a team this Friday [May 5] to investigate the issues. I will also look into how the builder got CC and OC without an inspection by the Authority." Singh added that the builder has to clear dues of around Rs 57 crore to authority.
Captain AK Manjhi, president of NRI Residency Association (residents’ association of the society), said, “The builder has given possession without basic amenities in place. There is no club house but the builder has taken the full amount of the club’s membership, which is Rs 1 lakh. The swimming pool and sewage treatment plant are also not functional yet.”
“While other societies have charged Rs 6,000 for the connection of IGL gas pipeline, our builder has charged Rs 18,000 for the same connection. Similarly, the charge for electrical infrastructure and energising is Rs 71,580, which is higher compared to that of other societies,” he said.
Residents also alleged that the builder has failed to provide adequate power to the society and a 33 KVA line is yet to be installed. The builder has hired substandard diesel generators that cause pollution.
Captain Manjhi added, “The builder increased the super area of flats by 10 per cent and has demanded extra money for it.”
Safety was another of their concerns as they said that the finishing work on the buildings’ shafts was not up to mark. A few days ago, some tiles had fallen off one of the towers and damaged the cars parked below.
Dhiraj Maheswari, a resident of the society, told City Spidey, that the builder has provided a hydraulic parking system, which residents find inconvenient to use. "An open drain along the boundary wall of the society and construction work, which causes pollution, are health hazards for residents," he added.
Deepak Bansal, managing director of SDS Infratech Pvt Ltd, said that if residents did not want the hydraulic parking systems, they would be removed within 10 days. He also assured that the installation of the 33 KVA line would be done within a month. "I will conduct a meeting with residents within 10 days and solve some of the issues," he added.
Meanwhile, Rashesh Purohit, founder of NCR Buyer Group, said, “We demanded that all issues be sorted out in a month. The Authority should make sure that an inspection is done before issuing CC and OC. We’ve also demanded a financial audit of the project.”
A car that was damaged by tiles that fell off one of the towers recently