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Residents’ body up in arms against Orchid Petals builder

gurgaon Updated: Feb 13, 2013 00:59 IST
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Gurgaon Orchid Petals

The residents of Orchid Petals, who have been protesting against their developer for not providing them assured facilities, continue to get support from various quarters.

On Saturday, the residents of the condominium in Sector 49 removed the security guards hired by the developer and took the charge of the entire management of the society.

The Joint Action Forum of Residents’ Welfare Associations (JAFRA), which earlier helped the colony residents in taking charge of the management, has virtually declared a war against the entire builders’ lobby.

Ratan Singh, JAFRA chairman, had intervened on Sunday to settle the dispute between the residents and the developer in presence of the police.

“Thanks to the JAFRA members, who timely intervened and pressured the police to act as per the law and not side with the builders,” said a resident of Orchid Petals.

Singh said that the builders’ autocratic attitude will not to be tolerated any more.

“The builders must act as per the law and initiate the process of transferring the colonies to the residents’ bodies.”

Since the residents of several condominiums developed by private builders’ have been sufferings from similar problems, Jafra has formed a committee of five members to frame a policy to look into the matter.

“We have received 15 to 20 requests from various private localities, where the residents have sought our help as they are ready to handle their colonies’ management, including security, on their own,” said Singh, adding that a meeting was soon to be called in this regard.

Meanwhile, JAFRA has also written to the Haryana government to expedite the procedure of transferring the upkeep of private colonies into the hands of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon.

The group, on the other hand, has also decided to support the residents protesting against property tax imposed by the MCG.

The residents say that they are already paying maintenance charges to their respective developers. JAFRA has also appealed to all its members to stand unite and remain firm on not paying house tax to the civic body.