Two more societies discuss builder issues with Noida Authority.
It was another meeting in the chain of meetings involving residents and buyers of the societies, Noida Authority officials, and the builders' representatives when things started heating up. Dr Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Skytech Matrott in Sector 76, who has been struggling to get his flat registered lost his cool and approached the dias to confront the builder's representative. Residents and allottees of two housing projects in Sector 76 and Sector 78 met Noida Authority officials at the Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra in Sector 6 today. They raised concerns about the incomplete projects and requested the authorities to intervene in solving this long-standing dispute with the builders.
The meetings were chaired by Soumya Srivastava, the deputy chief executive officer (DCEO) of Noida Authority.
Meeting about Skytech Matrott, Sector 76
Residents complained that the registry of their flats was pending even after two years of living in the society. The builder was yet to clear its dues, owing to which it was yet to receive the completion and the occupancy certificates of some towers of the society. Residents also said the builder had converted the society's only green area into a parking space. “The developer is also not ready to hand over the maintenance to our AOA, which was formed in 2016,” they added.
Dr Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Skytech Matrott, told City Spidey that not all towers had security guards. "There are only six to seven security guards available for the society's 11 towers. Neither the fire extinguishers, nor the solar panels work,” added Singh.
Residents also complained of illegal construction by the builder. The DCEO said he would send a team to check for this, and such construction found would be demolished.
Mayank Chawla, the director of Skytech Group, told City Spidey that Noida Authority had asked them to submit a report on the issues raised by the residents within 15 days. “All the construction in the society is as per the approved plans. There are no illegal constructions," he added.
Meeting about Sikka Karmic Greens, Sector 78
Residents alleged that although 130 families had already moved in, the builder was yet to provide even the basic amenities. “There is no playground for kids, the clubhouse is not ready, there is no no sewer-line connection, the firefighting equipment is inadequate and the lifts frequently malfunction," they said.
Buyers complained that they had already paid up to 95 per cent of the flat's cost. Most of them had booked the flats in 2010 and the builder had promised to deliver them by mid-2013. But even after four years of the deadline, the society was under construction.
Buyers demanded that the developer be penalised under the penalty clause of the builder-buyer agreement for late delivery of flats.
Some residents also accused the builder of using poor-quality material in the construction of the society.
DCEO Srivastava told the developer to address the quality-related problem and ensure that residents had the basic amenities promised to them. “I have given the builder 15 days to submit a tower-wise progress report,” he added.
Gurmeet Singh, one of the directors of Sikka Group, said he would give the possession of five towers within a month.