A Ghaziabad based reality company on Saturday went all out to suppress voices of residents which were raised against it. Today it, allegedly, cut power supply of 50 families residing in Apex Athena, a high rise residential society in sector 75, Noida, for several hours.
Residents said that several families were forced to spend a restless day as the company disrupted their power supply. They said meetings held with higher authority of the company has now proven inconclusive as the company did not act on promises made to them for solving the problems in the society.
Observing that the developer is not responding to their complaints, residents protested against the developer by putting up posters in the balconies of their houses. They demanded proper services and completion of remaining parts of the residential towers.
Looking at this, the developer reportedly directed his on-duty staffs in the society to disconnect the power supply of those residents who had put up the posters in their balconies.
Residents said that over 350 families moved in to the society about a year and half ago as they were given keys of their homes. But they are forced to stay without proper maintenance services.
"When we raised our voice against the developer, it disconnected electricity of our homes. It targeted only those residents who protested to make the society livable. The developer might think that they would suppress our voice, but we are not going to remove these posters from our balconies until our demands are met,” said one of the resident.
Residents claimed that power supply of around 50 homes was disconnected. Some of the residents whose power supply was cut include Pushkar Singh, Varun Mittal, Kavya Gupta, Rahul Sinha, Rashmi Gangwar, Saurabh Agarwal, Vijay Gupta, Surendra Kalara, R Chauhan, Abhishek Pratap and Ranjay Chaudhary. They said that first they were struggling to get basic amenities in the society and now developer has created another problem for them. They said that electricity supply was disconnected till the time this report was being compiled.
The residents came out of their homes and protested against the builder outside the society's entry gate.
When CitySpidey contacted Apex group, an officer of the company denied to comment on the issue. He said, "We are not aware of the issue so we won't comment.''