On January 25, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, arrived in Noida to inaugurate Noida-Greater Noida Aqua Line metro service.
Homebuyers too had gathered for the occasion, hoping to find a mention of their longstanding problems in the chief minister’s speech.
But they were left even more hopeless — and helpless!
In his speech, the chief minister pointed out various developments, issues related to infrastructures of the city, transport services, police operation against criminals. He hailed all the three development authorities — Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway — for developing the city.
He also took potshots at the erstwhile Akhilesh Yadav government. “His government took two years to construct a 8-km metro line, my while my government completed the 30-km Aqua line in just two years.”
But for the countless homeowners, he had merely perfunctory words of assurance: “When we came into power, around three lakh flat buyers were waiting for their dream homes, now one lakh have been given their homes, and for the rest, it will happen soon.”
Shweta Bharti, a member of Noida Extension Flat Owners Welfare Association (NEFOWA), talking to City Spidey said, “Yogiji talked about several issues, but disappointed more than two lakh flat buyers. He spoke about one lakh flats being delivered, but what about projects that have been left incomplete — what about the insolvency issue?”
Flat buyers, under the banner of NEFOWA, had staged a protest outside metro station of Noida, Sector 137.
Flat buyers threatened to choose NOTA (None of the Above) in the upcoming general elections if their flats were not delivered.
Abhisek Kumar, president of NEFOWA, said, “January 25 also stands for National Voters’ Day. We will chose NOTA if our homes are not provided before the elections.”