Over three dozen residential societies across several new sectors in Noida may face disconnection of water supply for defaulting on their water bills, said officials in Noida Aurthority.
Noida Development Authority, the agency supplying potable water to residential and commercial units in the city, has identified over three dozen big defaulters who have huge outstanding bills against availing of essential services such as water supply and sewer facilities.
Yogendra Kumar, project engineer with Noida Development Authority who is in charge of revenue (water supply), said that they have prepared a list of 196 defaulters, which includes allottees from group housing projects, commercial and institutional establishments, who owe more than Rs 83 crores to the authority against supply of water and sewer charges.
He pointed out that there are many big defaulters on the list who haven’t paid their water bills since the time they were given water supply connections.
Sources told City Spidey that Alok Tandon, chief executive officer with Noida Development Authority, has ordered that water supply of all the defaulters shall be disconnected, if they fail to clear their dues within 10 days.
Granite Gate's Lot Panache, a luxury residential society in Sector 110, tops the list and owes the authority Rs 10.14 crore against water supplied and sewer charge.
Today Homes, which is developing Ridge Residency in Sector 135, owes more than Rs 3.91 crore against water and sewer charge to the authority. Ajnara India, which is developing Grand Heritage, a high-rise apartment in Sector 74, owes Rs 1.60 crores to the authority.
The long list also includes names of Supertech in Sectors 74 and 93A, RG Residency, GS Promoters in Sector 78, Orion Infrabuild in Sector 78, Amrapali Patel Platinum, ATS Townshhip in Sector 104, ATS Infrastructure in Sector 93A, Sunshine Infrawell in Sector 78, Antriksh Developer in Sector 78, Colorful Estate in Sector 78, P Sahkari Awas Samiti in Sector 62, IVRCL Aryan Project Limited in Sector 119, and others.
Kumar informed that all the defaulters have been served notices informing them to clear the outstanding dues. Failing which, stringent action will be initiated against them including disconnection of water supply. He said, "The deadline will get over within a couple of days and then we will initiate action against them.”
He added that the order has been communicated to the concerning officers to initiate action against defaulters falling in their respective areas.