Amrapali home-buyers are worried about the registry of their flats as the registration process has not yet started even after 18 days of the Supreme Court’s order.
The Noida authority is yet to decide on issues such as who will complete the buildings so that occupancy certificates (OC) are issued and which flats would be registered.
The Noida authority estimated that there are around 14,000 flat buyers in Sapphire, Silicon City, Princely Estate, Zodiac, Platinum and Eden Park housing projects.
Five years ago, Amrapali Group gave possession in the partially completed Sapphire project. Later, they gave possession in other incomplete projects, promising buyers that they will finish the remaining work later but they never did.
On July 23, the SC had directed the Noida authority to issue OCs without bothering about land dues for these projects and gave a month’s time to get the registries done. However, an office is yet to be set up in Noida to address buyers' queries.
Speaking to CitySpidey, Joginder Singh, an occupant of Amrapali Zodiac, a high rise in sector 120, said, “Though it is clear that the registry of flats is yet to be executed but Noida Development Authority is not taking it seriously. It is still waiting for more clarity from the SC on how this should be executed.”
Neeraj Mishra, an occupant of Amrapali Silicon City, a high rise in sector 76, said, “Despite the court's order, the registry of flats is getting delayed as the project has not been given completion certificate. Noida Development Authority is still waiting for clarification due to which it is not issuing a completion certificate. The registry can’t be executed before the completion certificate is issued to the respective project.”
Anil Jain, an occupant of Amrapali Princely Estate, another high rise in sector 76, said that how could residents go ahead to execute registry of flats before they are made livable. There are three residential towers in the society where passenger lifts are to be installed. These towers do not have overhead water tanks. He said, "If flats in these towers are not livable, how can we do registry of partially completed house, which lacks basic facilities. It is also not possible for residents to use staircase for going up to their homes on the tenth floor of residential towers. It should be first made livable, only then registry would be executed."
Mihir Kumar, an advocate said, “We need directions from Supreme Court to the court receiver to coordinate with Noida / Greater Noida authorities and start the registry. However before the registry starts, these authorities have to give occupation certificates to Amrapali projects where people are staying."