Scores of residents from Greater Noida’s residential society Supertech Ecovillage phase 1, 2 and 3, staged a protest following Covid protocols on Sunday against the builder for delaying the registry of their flats.
The residents claimed that registry of their apartments has been suspended due to the ongoing issue of dues between the builder and the authorities. Still, we are being forced to pay the maintenance charges, the residents alleged.
President of Noida Extension Flat Owners Welfare Association (NEFOWA), Abhishek Kumar, told India Today TV, “If any accident like fire or natural calamity struck, those who don’t have a proper registry of the flats will not be able to claim insurance. This is the basic necessity for those who are spending their life’s saving to buy a flat. It is happening because the builder is not paying dues to the authorities.”
Meanwhile, the builder said that he is ready to clear the dues to end the registry logjam.
The homebuyers claim that the Greater Noida authority is not paying attention to their demands. (Credit: India Today)
“We are waiting for the orders of the Supreme Court. Also, we are ready to clear the dues for solving the registry logjam,” said RK Arora, chairman of Supertech Ltd.
However, homebuyers claim that neither is the builder willing to talk about the issue, nor is the Greater Noida authority paying attention to their demands.
“It’s been over five years since we are living in this residential society but registry of our flats has been repeatedly denied by the authorities. In the ongoing row over dues between the builder and the authorities, homebuyers are suffering,” said Mrityunjay Kumar Jha, a resident of Supertech Ecovillage 3.
The residents also threatened to discontinue payment of maintenance charges if the stalemate does not end soon.
“We have spent our savings on this flat but we cannot prove that this flat belongs to us. If such a situation continues, then we will be forced to stop paying the maintenance charges,” said Vijay Singh, a resident of Supertech Ecovillage 1.
The residents sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s intervention to end the stalemate.
“The elections are scheduled early next year in UP. We are the traditional voters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and since we are in such a miserable condition, we would like to request the PM and the CM to intervene and get our registries done,” said Raj Kumar, a resident of Ecovillage 2.