Hundreds of residents of Grand Ajnara Heritage, a residential society in Sector-74, Noida staged a protest against the builder and maintenance team of the society.
Residents alleged that there has been no power supply in the society for the past 48 hours and the builder has been supplying the power through backup, charging Rs 20 per unit.
Dhananjay Kumar, a resident of the society, told City Spidey that the internal power cable is not working due to the moisture that has seeped in due to the heavy rains that have hit the city. “For the past two days, the basement has been full of water due to the heavy rains in Delhi-NCR. Due to this moisture has seeped into the cables and the builder has been supplying the power through the diesel generator,” he added.
Residents said that when they spoke about the matter with the builder officials, they were told that the power is not being supplied by UPPCL due to the rain. But when the officials of UPPCL came for inspection they found the builder’s power cables were not working. “The residents staged a protest and the builder’s team called the police by providing them misleading information. The police left the place when they got to know what was actually happening. Residents also submitted a written complaint to the police to take action on the false call,” residents said.
Builder also provides the supply from backup to adjoining commercial area where shops run ACs, fans and lights due to which proper power is not being received in the residents’ homes. “Officials of the builder said that they will try to fix the electricity problem soon and they will re-start the supply of power by evening. But if the builder fails to fulfil his promise within the stipulated time, the residents will protest again,” Dhananjay said.
“In the basement, there are rats who have chewed through cars’ wires. The residents have been bearing costs of Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000 to repair their cars. Builder has not taken any action on this till date and the rats have damaged around 20 cars of the society already,” Dhanajay said.
When City Spidey tried to telephonically reach out to the builder’s officials for comments but the calls were not answered.
Update: As per the latest reports, the management has been unable to keep their promise of restoring the power supply to the society by the evening. Following this, the residents have re-started their agitation once again.