Residents of Assotech Windsor Court, a partly completed group housing residential project in Sector 78, Noida, are worried about their safety these days because the developer has removed more than half number of the total on-duty security guards, who were keeping a watch on the society throughout day and night.
Going against the developer's decision, the residents had staged a protest against the developer on June 21. They said that earlier, there were 12 security guards, who were keeping watch of activities in and around the society in two different shifts.
But this number has been halved reducing the number to 5 watchmen for both the day and night shifts.
Pabitra Kumar Dash, who has been residing in a flat in the housing project, said that a month ago, one security guard was being deployed below the residential tower. “He was keeping watch of visitor coming in or going out from the respective residential tower,” he said.
“But these residential towers have no guards now. They have been removed from the project. Currently, only the entry gate is manned by security guards,” he added.
The electricity supply has also been erratic. The developer has not carried out wiring work in the finished residential towers. As a result, residents have been given supply connection from electricity consumption reading meter, where bunches of wire hangs, which invite dangers for the occupants.
According to the sources, the developer owes dues of Rs 108 crore to the Noida Authority against the allotments of plot for developing group housing projects on it. The project is also in litigation.