On weekends, people normally get busy with their personal works or plan to spend quality time with their families, but residents of Eros Sampoornam, a residential society in Greater Noida West, prepare themselves for protest every weekend.
There has been nearly half a dozen protests which happened in last several weeks on different issues. They tried their best to interact with the developer but they failed to get any response.
On Sunday, residents again stood together to raise their voices by shouting slogans against poor services at the society. They complained that they are not getting adequate services related to security, cleanliness, regular repair works, water supply and electricity supply.
Residents said that they have been forced to come out on the streets to raise their voice against the callous approach of the developer.
“There are no clubs, swimming pool, meditation centre and even no covered parking which was promised by builder. And they are charging very high maintenance bill for all the amenities which are still a dream for the residents,” said a resident.
One of their major demand is reducing maintenance charges and providing all basic services. Dipankar Kumar, a residents said, “Residents have done protest several times. But builder always shows their muscle power and they don't even reply to the emails and letters sent by residents.”
They claimed to have written letters to builder in April 2018 which was never answered by builder. After that, a joint letter signed by 152 residents was sent on June 24 to builder requesting to conduct a meeting.
Residents said they also wrote letters and emails to Greater Noida Authority, RERA Chairman, District Magistrate, SSP, Urban Development Minister (Govt. of Uttar Pradesh), Office of the Chief Minister.
Dipankar said that he himself registered complaint to Jansunwayi portal on June 25 and followed it up thereafter.
“We got no response from builder and government authorities. All residents sent email to builder and government authorities on July 16 but received no reply. If our voices will not be heard then we will be forced to protest at their headquarter and at district magistrate office.” Dipankar added.