The residents of Green Arch, a newly developed high-rise in Greater Noida West, are handling a different type of parking mess these days.
The residents allege that the builder has arbitrarily allotted them parking slots without keeping in mind the proximity of the slot to the flat owners’ tower. This means that a person living in block X has been randomly given a parking slot in block Y making it inconvenient for the residents.
The allotment hasn’t gone down well with the residents, who say that the builder has clearly not put any thought behind allotting the slots.
For instance, an elderly citizen who lives in in block A has been allotted a parking space in block E. “With the new parking slot, I will have to walk nearly half a kilometre every time to reach the lift for my block. This just doesn’t make any sense. I don’t mind parking in any of the two basements of the society but it should be in my tower only.”
Since the possession of flats started in March this year, nearly 500 families have shifted at Green Arch while 600 more are yet to come. The builder had not allotted parking slots for every flat till now, and as a result, the residents were parking their vehicles at places of their choice.
Talking to City Spidey, another resident said that the builder had informed the residents about the allotment by marking their slots on the pillars in the basement of the society on Monday evening. “When I returned from office, I got to know that I have been given a parking space at block B while I live in block A. Next morning, I received a WhatsApp message stating that parking slot for each flat has been allotted and residents can confirm their allotted parking number from the society office.”
Miffed residents have threatened to launch a protest against the builder if the allotment is not revised soon.
Meanwhile, another resident, Naval Singh, has alleged that the builder has sold parking slots on premium basis. “Builder has sold parking slots in the upper basement for Rs 50,000 and that is why many residents have been allotted slots in other blocks. This is wrong as the builder can only sell extra parking slots,” he said.