Citing sheer violation of the rules laid down for operating commercial activities in a society, the residents of Urbtech Xavier, one of the luxury residential societies in Noida, lodged a complaint against their society developer for allowing a PG to operate within the residential premise.
They complained that the developer rented unsold inventory to a third party for running a PG within the residential society. It is in violation of the rules laid down for operating commercial activities which states that a license has to be obtained for such activities.
They added that the PG has been named as ‘Zolostays’ where bachelors are residing. Due to this, residents are facing a lot of nuisance as they come to the society at any time and also make a lot of noise.
Acting on this illegal activity, Noida Authority on Monday ordered to wind up this illegal activity immediately. This decision was taken during a joint meeting of residents, representatives from the developer’s office and officers of the Authority.
Pradeep Kumar and other residents had lodged the complaint regarding this. They also complained that the developer is not sharing bifurcated bills for common areas maintenance and electricity bills. They are being charged Rs 9.32 for consuming one unit of electricity.
Responding to their issues, IV Singh, Additional Chief Executive Officer with the Authority, told the developers that they will have to share bifurcated bills and give permanent electricity connection to residents. He said that this issue has to be addressed by the developer as soon as possible.
Residents of the society also demanded from the developer to cooperate with them for the formation of the residents’ body of the society. Justifying their plea, they said that out of 770 flats that the society houses, 250 residents have done registration of their properties with the registrar of land and revenue.
But still, the developer is not allowing them to form an Apartment Owners Association (AoA). They further added that though they have been paying maintenance charges to the developer in the name of availing common facilities such as gymnasium, swimming pools, etc, these facilities are not in order due to which they can't be used.
Representatives from the developer’s office, SS Malhotra and Ronak Khurana said that they have informed the officer that for formation of the AoA, 60 per cent occupancy is required.
Currently, it is less and due to which it can't be formed with the existing strength. Regarding the common facilities, they said that an order has been placed for procuring equipment for the gymnasium and the other mentioned facilities will also be made functional shortly.