Noida: Home buyers shout slogans against builder over delay in possession

Photo: Avishek Dubey
Posted: Apr 28, 2018

Dejected home buyers of Today Homes Ridge Residency, a residential society in Sector-135, on Saturday protested against the builder over delay in possession.

The home buyers marched around the society and raised the slogans against builder. They also alleged lack of basic amenities at the society.

According to residents, the police had served a notice on April 23 to the builder asking him to be present at the police station for a meeting with buyers on April 28 but he did not attend and sent his representative to the meeting instead.

At that time, the home buyers and residents denied to talk to the representative of the builder and demanded arrest of the builder.

Kranvir Singh, a resident told City Spidey that two FIRs have been lodged by them against the builder.

“First one was lodged by the residents for the ill-maintenance of lifts. Residents often get stuck into the lift. Six months ago, when a resident was stuck into the lift for more than 50 minutes, we lodged the first FIR,” said Singh.

“Second FIR was lodged by the flat buyers when builder failed to give possession in time and this was lodged in September last year,” Singh added.

According to home buyers, the project was launched in 2009-10 and its completion was scheduled in 2013-14.

“Since the past three years, the construction work at the site has been stalled and there are no signs of early completion of the project,” alleged the home buyers.

Residents said that common facilities like Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), gym, clubhouse have also not been provided by the builder. They alleged that only few security guards are present at the society and they are there just for the eye wash only.

"The builder is making eighteen towers and there are more than 1500 flats in the society. They only gave possession in 7 towers. He got the temporary occupancy certificate from Noida authority for 4 towers but he gave possession of flats illegally in 3 other towers. Now, the registry of flats is also stuck because the builder has not cleared the authorities’ dues,” Singh said.

VS Pundir, station officer of police station of Sector 135 told City Spidey that an FIR was filed in the case against the firm on September 1, 2017, by 42 complainants.

"Now we are going to file charge sheet against the builder within a week and after that we will take suitable action against him,” Pundir said.

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