Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (PVVNL) disconnected power supply after the developer of Assotech Windsor Court in Sector 78 failed to pay the electricity bill. Now, the builder is supplying electricity from diesel generators and charging residents Rs 15 per unit of power.
According to an official in PVVNL, the builder has not paid the bills for the last two months and dues have reached Rs 4.5 lakh. PVVNL thus stopped the supply since the past two weeks.
Around 130 families have already moved in the society of about 709 flats.
The builder, according to residents, is asking residents for maintenance charges to be able to pay up PVVNL. But residents are opposed to this demand, since the developer has not even provided the basic amenities to them. “There is no playground for kids; no sewer connection, inadequate fire-fighting equipment and malfunctioning lifts... so why should we pay maintenance charges?" they lashed out in unison.
Pabitra Das, a resident, told City Spidey “We met the officials of Noida Authority, and we were shocked with the attitude of the officials. They said residents should start paying the maintenance charges, so the builder can pay to PVVNL.”
Lokesh Kumar, junior engineer in PVVNL, told City Spidey, “We had given several notices to the builder to pay up. We’ll resume supply only after the dues are cleared.”