The Uttar Pradesh government has appointed an adviser to address issues of homebuyers in Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway -- the first such officer to be appointed for the three authorities.
Chartered accountant Fatturam Bhojwani, 74, will be adviser to the state industrial development department and the three authorities. He took charge on August 29.
Addressing the concerns of homebuyers is top on Bhojwani’s mind.
“My main objective is to address issues faced by homebuyers, property investors and residents. I do not want public to suffer. They can come to meet me on all working days from 10am to 5pm in the sector 6 office,” he said.
He will be available to people at his office in sector 44 from 5pm to 6pm.
“I do not want the public to run from pillar to post to get the attention of officials. If any person, including investors, homebuyers or residents are facing any sort of harassment at the hands of the staff of three authorities, they can come to me without any hesitation,” said the adviser, the first such officer to be appointed for the three authorities.
“I have observed that in Noida and Greater Noida many homebuyers invested their hard-earned life savings in buying flats. And now they are failing to get possession because the builders are not completing the projects. Such buyers can come to me. I will help them,” said Bhojwani.
Around 1 lakh homebuyers of different housing projects are suffering due to delayed projects in Noida.
The appointment comes four days after the UP government removed Rama Raman from the post of Noida authority CEO.
Raman was removed after the Allahabad high court took a grim view of his continuance on the top posts for the last six years.
Pramod Kumar Aggarwal took over as the chief executive officer of Noida authority, replacing Rama Raman who will be shifted to Lucknow.
On July 4, the state government appointed agriculture production commissioner Pravir Kumar as chairman of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway. Kumar stayed in office for 30 days.
On August 16, principal secretary, energy, infrastructure and industrial development, Sanjay Agarwal, replaced Pravir Kumar. And now the government has appointed Bhojwani as an adviser to the three authorities apparently for smooth functioning, said officials.