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Residents rue poor upkeep in Nirvana colony

Residents of Nirvana Country have been complaining about lack of amenities even though the developer has increased maintenance charges by 150%. HT reports.

india Updated: Dec 24, 2011 01:16 IST
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Residents of Nirvana Country have been complaining about lack of amenities even though the developer has increased maintenance charges by 150%.

The colony, spread over 290 acres, houses around 700 families and most of them have refused to pay the maintenance charge citing lack of services.

According to residents, the boundary wall of the society is broken and the builder has failed to erect entrance gates for two housing blocks - Dear Wood and E-space - in the last five months. Also, generators do not have an automatic switch-off option and they keep running even when there is power.

"The entrance of E-space has an open sewerage pipe and it is overflowing. Roads are also full of potholes," said Sanu Kapila, president, Nirvana Country residents' welfare association.

The developer, Unitech, has increased the maintenance charges from Re 1 to Rs 2.50 per square feet from April this year. But the residents say they were not informed about the hike.

"We have no problem in paying for maintenance, but we want assurance of services from the developer," said BK Kalra, a member of the RWA.

According to Unitech, the residents have not paid any maintenance charge for the past 13 months although it has informed them about the maintenance plan. "It's been 13 months since residents have not paid the maintenance fee. We even agreed to let them pay Re 1 instead of the hiked Rs 2.50. The maintenance plan has been given to them in writing. We also want the issues to be resolved," said a Unitech official.