More than hundred residents of Supertech Emerald Court in Sector 93A, Noida, took out a protest on Sunday. Their grouse was that the builder does not pay heed to their grievances, especially those arising from safety concerns.
The agitated flat owners marched from the society to the office of the builder shouting slogans with placards in their hands.
The protestors complained that despite notices issued by Fire Service Department of Noida to the up-market residential complex, the developer has not taken any steps to comply with fire safety norms. They claimed that he has not obtained a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the fire department as yet. In case of a fire, they said lives of 500 families currently residing in the apartments would be at grave risk.
Speaking to City Spidey, Bharat Chopra, member of Emerald Court Owners’ Resident Welfare Association, pointed out that the builder has been served notices by the fire department more than seven times for violation of fire safety norms. But builder remained unmoved as ever.
Two years have passed since the residents constituted their RWA for the upkeep of the society, but the builder has yet to hand over the resident body the interest-free maintenance fund deposited with him. He says the said amount, which comes to a whopping Rs 10 crore, has already been spent on the maintenance of the society.
SN Sharma, vice-president and acting president of the RWA, wrote to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, urging him to intervene in the matter. In a letter to the CM, he cited several violations the builder has committed while developing the society which could prove life threatening.
He also mentioned in the letter how the developer collected parking charges from the buyers and later developed a wall right in the middle of the parking lot of the apartment leaving the residents with insufficient parking space.
City Spidey failed to contact representatives of the builder for comments on aforementioned issues. Despite several calls, the public relation cell of Supertech Builder failed to come online to answer our queries.