On Sunday, the residents of La Residentia, a high-rise located in Greater Noida's Tech Zone IV, lodged a complaint against the developer after it failed to pay the electricity bills around 21 lakhs, resulting in disconnection of the power supply by the Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL) in the society.
The electricity was disconnected at around 5.00 pm on Sunday.
As per the residents, the power was cut after a fuse broke down but since the developer had not paid NPCL’s past dues, La Residentia had made to the bottom of their priority service list.
Following the complaint, though La Resdentia's connection was restored around midnight but there is a far greater road ahead for the residents who are dependent on the developer for electricity.
This was the second incident in a month when the power connection has been disconnected, Sumil Jalota, a resident said.
On August 16, the NPCL had disconnected their services after an outstanding bill of Rs 21 lakh for July was not paid by La Residentia's management.
"After the disconnection, the management only paid Rs 16.8 lakhs and did not pay the reconnection fee of Rs 2,600. Because of this, our society is in the lowest priority for NPCL as we are defaulters," Jalota said.
The August bill of Rs 17.5 lakh was to be paid on 28 August, failing which they again disrupted our services, he added.
Now the challenge is that the management has is to pay the backlog and current bills, which go over Rs 21 lakhs, another resident said.