Disgruntled homebuyers of Amrapali threaten suicide
Frustrated by the delay in transfer of possession of their flats, a group of 150 homebuyers of one of the most infamous builders of Noida, Amrapali Dream Valley, on Saturday, threatened to commit suicide. The buyers of the Dream Valley apartments of Noida Extension were holding a protest demonstration in front of Amrapali’s corporate office in Sector 62, Noida.
These homebuyers were supposed to get their flats in 2013 as promised by the builder. But, forget about the possession of the flats, the building is not complete till date.
In 2013, when the buyers asked for the possession of the flats, the builders had promised to complete the project in 2016. But after three years, the project is nowhere near completion. Now, going back on their promise, they have set a new deadline, 2019.
Exasperated by the delaying tactics adopted by the builders, the buyers are in no mood to wait anymore. For them, the double burden, of renting an accommodation and paying for regular instalments of the flats, is too much to bear. Hence, they have held out an ultimatum: If the issue is not sorted out in few days’ time, they will resort to suicide.
If this is just a strategy to build pressure on the builder, they did not clarify.
Sumit Jolota, a buyer, told City Spidey, “Now that the builder is asking us to wait till 2019, we want him to either give us our flats, or refund the money we have paid him.”
Abhishek Kumar, another buyer, said the builder is cheating us. He has increased the floor area ratio (FAR). Instead of the originally planned 15 floors, he is going for 26 floors.
Not only that, he has gone back on another promise. He had assured the buyers of a lot of green area including a park, but now that the layout has been changed, there is no park in the new plan.