Homebuyers protest outside GB University on the sidelines of NYF
Homebuyers of different projects in Noida and Greater Noida demonstrated against the Uttar Pradesh government today at Gate No. 5 of Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida.
The protest was conducted under the banner Federation of Noida Extension Flats Owners Main Association (NEFOMA).
UP CM Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had come to the venue to attend the 22nd National Youth Festival.
The event afforded hundreds of buyers an opportunity to meet the CM — to urge him to look more strongly into the builder-buyer issues.
However, the police did not allow the protestors to enter the university premises.
According to members, during the UP elections, BJP candidates had promised flat buyers of GB Nagar that they would give all possible support in securing possession of homes. But, they alleged, after the BJP win in the UP elections nothing was done at the ground level for buyers.
Annu Khan, president of NEFOMA, told City Spidey that the CM had promised 50,000 flat buyers that they would get their homes in Noida and Greater Noida areas before December 31, 2017. But when he came to Amity University last month he changed his stance.
But, she alleged, promises have remained promises — the UP government has done nothing this far, and more than 3,00,000 flat buyers are suffering.
According to flat buyers, they have already paid 80-90 percent of the flat money and they are still living in rented homes. Flat buyers also alleged that UP CM formed a panel of three ministers to secure our rights, but they have done nothing so far.
A buyer added, “The police are not filing FIRs against builders and the state government is taking action only against small builders! The panel was formed to hoodwink the builders — to punish only the small builders.”
In June this year, Noida and Greater Noida Authority started tri-party meetings to resolve the builder-buyer issues, but those too proved futile as both the authorities remained silent on most of the issues.
Homebuyers also took to the social media to bring attention to their plight.
Ninety-four projects in Noida and around 190 projects in Greater Noida are stuck owing to financial reasons. In a high-level meeting held in September this year, UP chief minister ordered officials to ensure that 50,000 homebuyers got their homes in Noida and Greater Noida areas.
On December 4, the ministerial panel — during the course of a meeting with builders and officials of Noida Authority, Greater Noida Authority and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) — declared that 32,500 flats would be delivered by the end of this month.