Crossings Republik: CIPL threatens to withdraw maintenance over TMC dues
Miffed by nonpayment of Township Maintenance Charges (TMC) for months, Crossings Infrastructure Private Limited (CIPL), the maintenance agency of Crossings Republik, has given an ultimatum to its residents to either pay up their dues or it will withdraw from the maintenance of the township.
In a letter addressed to Crossings Republik Owners and Members Association, a consortium of AOAs in the township, the CIPL gave an ultimatum of 15 days to the societies to clear their dues.
CIPL stated that it looks after cleaning of roads, electricity of common areas, sewerage, horticulture, security and electric surveillance of the township.
Explaining the reason for the ultimatum, the CIPL said, “Due to fund crunch it’s becoming difficult to deliver these services. Hence, societies should clear all their dues within 15 days of receiving the letter lest the agency will discontinue looking after these amenities.”
However, Ujjawal Mishra, secretary of the CROMA, said that the decision of CIPL was vague and meant only to pressurise the CROMA. “Mere three of the 31 societies are not paying TMC currently,” he claimed.
“Is it fair to punish the entire township because of only three defaulting societies,” he asked.
Mishra alleged that the move was unwarranted as the issue did not come up for discussion in the meeting with the management of CIPL held on Monday. In the meeting, he recalled that a memorandum was submitted to the CIPL which even the management accepted.
“We had 15 demands. We wanted reduction in maintenance charges, follow-up status on construction of fire station and hospital in the township, increase in security and surveillance of the township and repair of dilapidated roads,” said Mishra.
“Besides, we demanded the accounting of TMC as we wanted to know where our money is being spent. The management initially accepted our demands. However, later they issued the ultimatum,” Mishra added.
He said that the societies would start paying TMC even if half of the demands are fulfilled. However, not a single work is being done by the CIPL. “How are we supposed to give them money when they are not even providing us account of the money they are charging,” he asked.
CitySpidey tried to contact CIPL for their version. However, our repeated calls and messages went unanswered.