Supertech Capetown residents drive home their complaints against the builder
Hundreds of residents of Supertech Capetown, a residential society in Sector 74 of Noida, conducted a car rally today. The rally started from the main gate of the society and ended at the city magistrate's office in Sector 19. They also submitted a letter addressed to UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, containing a list of complaints against the Supertech builder .
Residents complained that the developer has given the possession of flats, but the registration has been stalled due to non-payment of dues to Noida Authority.
Bhupendra Routela, a resident, told City Spidey that there are around 1,500 flats whose registration has not been completed by the builder. Allegedly, the builder owes dues to the effect of Rs 400 crore to Noida Authority. Strangely, even the officials of Noida Authority are silent on the revenue due from the developer. The total number of flats in the society is around 5,000 and nearly 3,000 families have already shifted in.
Residents also alleged that the in the plan submitted to the authority and shown to them in 2010, the builder has made no mention of Crown Tower. In place of Crown Tower, the builder's plan was to make two-floor villas and now due to this 25-floor tower, the residents have no green area shown to them at the time of booking.
"The builder has been taking a hefty maintenance charge for the past three years at Rs 2.5 per sq ft, but we are still suffering due to the construction work and lack of amenities promised by the builder. The builder had also promised a hospital and a school, but nothing has been provided,” Routela added.
Shailendra Baranwal, another resident of the society, said, "The builder is charging Rs 23,000 per kilo watt in the name of increasing power load, while the government's fee is quite low."
He also said that the builder has also been taking the common area maintenance charge and water charge from the electricity prepaid metre and if any resident refuses to pay these charges, the builder stops the supply of the electricity and water.
Residents also said that in July last year local goons hired by the builder had beaten up the residents, resulting in residents lodging an FIR against the builder, but the police's attitude has been quite lax.
Mahendra Singh, city magistrate of Noida, promised that the letter will be sent to the CM office soon. “After instructions are received from the CM office, we will take action against the builder. And at the district administration level, we will take suitable action against all errant builders,” Singh said.