In an attempt to dodge the aggrieved homebuyers, the Amrapali Group on Wednesday put up a notice at the gate of their Sector 62 head office in Noida, asking buyers to refrain from congregating there. The notice read, “In line with the real-estate industry practice, all operational functions have been shifted to respective project sites for smooth functioning. This building premises stands closed for operation.”
In the last few months, numerous protests and demonstrations have been organised at the Noida head office by people who bought various schemes launched by the Amrapali Group. So much so that a Twitter campaign led by buyers forced cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni to resign as the company’s brand ambassador.
Sunil Kumar Jha, secretary to the chairman and managing director of Amrapali Group, told City Spidey that the notice is for the benefit of the buyers. He further explained, there are three towers in the office. The first one is for the buyers to collect receipts against payments, the second one is for them to get the agreements and the third one is for them to get their account statements.
He added that there would be functionaries of the company, ranging from executives to director-level officers, at the construction sites to listen to the grievances of the buyers. They would be available from 8am to 8pm on all days of the week.
Dubbing it an eyewash, a buyer, Nitin Kamra, told City Spidey that the notice has been put up to merely dissuade people from converging at the head office of Amrapali. Venting his anger, he complained when no one even answers the helplines provided by the company how can one expect officials to be present at the construction sites to answer queries of anxious homebuyers.