Left in the lurch after their “illegal” flats in Supertech’s Czar housing society were sealed, the flat buyers question why the Greater Noida Authority allowed the buildings to be built in the first place.
Some thousand flat buyers of Supertech’s Czar project in Greater Noida's Omicron sector are in a soup for no fault of theirs. After they paid up for the flats and construction was nearly complete, the Greater Noida Authority has declared them illegal and sealed them after getting the necessary court order. The authority maintained that these flats were built without necessary approvals.
What was the authority doing all throufh the period of construction of the flats,question residents. And now the homebuyers are left in a lurch.
On Sunday hundreds of buyers tried to hold a demonstration near the housing society. But they were prevented by the police, despite the fact that they had valid permission from the administration to hold a demonstration.
The buyers insisted that they had formal permission from the administration to take out a protest march. “Our plan was to march from Supertech Czar to Superetech Eco Village, but the police stopped our march, citing Section 144 and refused to allow us anywhere near the society,” the buyers alleged.
Nitin Aggarwal, one of the protesters, told City Spidey that he had booked his flat in 2014 and had paid 95 per cent of the cost of the flat to the developer. But he got the shock of his life when the Greater Noida Authority sealed the "illegal flats". A total of 1,060 flats were described as illegal by the authority to and were were ordered to be sealed by the Allahabad High Court.
In October, the Uttar Pradesh government directed the authority to decide if it wanted to legalise the flats or wanted them demolished. But the authority is yet to take a decision on the matter, due to which over a thousand flat buyers are suffering.
Earlier, the Greater Noida Authority had submitted an affidavit in the Allahabad high court admitting that 1,060 flats were illegal, as they were built without requisite approvals. Following the high court's orders, the Greater Noida Authority had sealed the 1,060 flats on April 27 last year.