Noida: Angry Mahagun Moderne residents stage hunger strike
On Sunday, hundreds of angry residents and members of apartment owners association (AOA) of Mahagun Moderne, a high-rise in Noida’s Sector 78, staged a hunger protest against the builder over registry of flats and shoddy maintenance services.
The residents say that even though over 1,000 residents have started living in the society, the builder still hasn’t completed the process of registry for many flats.
The protest started at 11 am inside the society premises and the residents and AOA members claimed that they even closed Mahagun shops and office.
The residents told City Spidey that they had even purchased stamp papers earlier before possession but till now the registry process hasn’t started. The delay, claimed the residents, is because of the builder’s unwillingness in obtaining completion certificates from the Noida Authority. “We will continue with our protest till our demands are met,” said a resident.
The residents have been facing several issues since the time they took possession such as insufficient parking space, malfunctioning of lifts, extra entry fees charged for domestic helpers, car cleaners and dry cleaners even after paying maintenance charges.
The residents said that if they raise any issue with the builder, they end up facing power cuts and water supply cuts. “This is sheer exploitation. Even Noida Authority has to be blamed as because of them flat buyers are suffering,” said another resident.
Last year, the residents had elected their first AOA and now they want the builder to handover maintenance services to the elected members. “Right now, we are living in a society flat for which we don’t even have a registry done and as per the UP Apartment Act this is illegal. We had even purchased stamp papers earlier for the registry process. If this issue is solved, it will make things easier for all of us,” said Rohit Tyagi, vice president of AOA of the society.
Meanwhile, the residents protested that though the builder had sold them flats at a premium compared to other societies in the area, he has failed to provide the facilities promised. “The government should take strict action against the builder otherwise we will use NOTA (none of the above option) at the election time,” said Tyagi.
City Spidey tried to contact the builder, but they were not available for comments.