Noida homebuyers threatens massive protest
The homebuyers’ group Noida Extension Flat Owners Welfare Association (Nefowa) on Thursday has decided to announce a series of city-wide protests campaigns starting from the end of this month against the builders who are not giving them possession of their flats. The buyers claimed that even after protesting for long, not much progress has happened in the last six months on the construction and execution of apartments and their demands have not been met yet. They also threatened to block DND in the end of July.
“For the last one year we have only been struggling to get ourselves heard. Innumerable meetings have taken place, but till date, nothing has indeed transpired. Promises have not been kept and we have not seen a single builder who is delayed, picking up speed on projects which are delayed. Despite tripartite meetings, nothing much has moved on ground,” said Abhishek Kumar, president, Nefowa.
The buyers have been meeting builders and Noida Authority officers in a series to sort issues regarding completion, possession and maintenance. They had also met chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow to express their concerns about delayed possession in person.
After a push from the state government, Noida and Greater Noida Authorities had started a series of meetings with the buyers and builders on board. Several builders were made to submit commitments of delivery schedule. Some builders were provided amnesty on lease debts. Some builders also got an opportunity to return unused land to the Authority to clear their debts. However, the buyers claimed, when it comes to real impact on the ground, nothing much has come to fruition.