With no plausible solution in sight, Amrapali buyers to hold protests frequently

By Praveen Dwivedi
Photo: Praveen Dwivedi
Posted: Nov 25, 2018

Intrigued with the unending wait for possession of flats in last nine years, the home buyers carried out a protest against the Amrapali Group on Sunday. Around 200 home buyers gathered at the DND toll plaza and blamed the state government for its apathy towards them.

The home buyers said that they have been waiting for action from the government to restart the projects. They blamed both the state and central government for turning deaf ear to the whole issue.

When the Supreme Court started hearing on their complaints against the Amrapali Group nearly one and a half year back, the home buyers had stopped their day-to-day protest, hoping the matter would be solved soon.

But, with no concrete headway in the matter, they have again started protesting against the Amrapali Group.

They have now threatened big protests every 15 days in both Delhi and Noida.

KK Kausal, a home buyer said, “We have started our protests again. The next protest will be held outside the Parliament after 15 days. We waited enough hoping that the government would take over the project on its own or will provide the fund to the NBCC to complete the projects. But, nothing was done. Therefore, we are left with no option but to protest.”

During the protest, they demanded from the government to provide the fund to the NBCC to complete the unfinished projects. The other demand was on providing relief on their bank loan which they took for buying flats. They also demanded to send the directors of Amrapali group in jail and the authorities to take over charge of incomplete buildings.

Neeraj Agnihotri, another flat buyer said, “NBCC has accepted to complete all the projects but the government is not ready to provide the fund. It is the government’s responsibility to provide us with our homes.”

The NBCC had earlier told the Supreme Court that it would take over all incomplete projects of Amrapali group but it needed a huge amount of fund up to Rs 8,500 crores to complete the projects.

However, from where a huge amount of money would come still remains a question and it will decide the fate of over 25,000 home buyers who have invested their hard earned money in the Amrapali group projects.

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