Two days ago the protestors had demanded the builder to refund their money, which had been deducted from their prepaid meters as maintenance charges. Till the time of filling this report, the builder has not conceded to their demand.
Today, residents of Antriksh Golf View 2 in Sector 78, Noida had staged a protest march against the builder for deducting water and maintenance charges from their prepaid electricity meters without informing them. The same protest had been staged on Thursday when the residents had locked the main gate of the society for nearly five hours. Like earlier, members of Noda Extension Flat Owner Welfare Association (NEFOWA) were also part of the protest march today.
Allegedly the builder has deducted Rs 1,000 from each of their prepaid meters. “A few days back, the builder sent a notice to all the residents to deposit eight months' advance maintenance charges,” said a resident. “This is against the law as according to the UP Apartment Act of 2010 a builder is not entitled to charge maintenance charges before the completion certificate is acquired. Our builder is yet to acquire the completion certificate from the Noida Authority,” added, Ram Gupta another resident.
The residents have spoken to the society management regarding the issue and it has been decided that a meeting will be held this week (between residents and the builder) to sort out the issue. However, money for maintenance charges has already been deducted from them.
On Thursday, the protestors had demanded a refund of their money. However, this had not happened. Moreover, nobody from the builder’s office had addressed them. “This time if the builder does not comply with our demand, we shall approach the MLA, Pankaj Singh. We plan to meet him tomorrow. We will also tell him that our builder has flouted construction norms. A written complaint has been sent to the Noida Authority sometime back. However, no action has been taken,” said Ankur Tripathi, another resident.
City Spidey tried talking to the maintenance department of the builder. But the entire staff was tight-lipped and evasive.