Amrapali residents march for fast delivery of facilities

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Noida
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2016 23:52 IST
Around 300 residents held a candlelight march on Friday. (Ishwar Chand/HT)

Around 300 residents of Amrapali’s Platinum and Zodiac group housing societies in Sector 119 led a candlelight march on Friday, demanding pending work to be completed at the earliest.

Residents organised the protest march on the day when cricketer MS Dhoni quit as Amrapali brand ambassador because of the controversy surrounding another of its projects located in Sector 45.

“The builder had launched the project in 2007 and it was scheduled to be completed in 2011. But the builder failed to deliver it on time. We moved into our flats four years ago but the builder is yet to get occupation certificate and provide basic facilities,” said Harjit Singh, a resident of Amrapali Zodiac.

The realtor has built 1,000 units in Platinum and 2,000 in Zodiac. Residents said that lifts are not operational, fire safety systems are not in place, the layout has been tampered with and electricity work is still incomplete.

“The builder has built a commercial area, which was supposed to be opened for common use. The builder has not tried to address the grievances of the residents despite repeated meetings. The builder also failed to pay `41 crore land dues to the authority because of which the occupation certificate has been delayed,” said Pradip Singh, another resident.

However, the builder refuted all claims made by buyers.

“The candlelight march was staged by 30-40 people, who do not want to pay for services we are providing in these two societies. The project got delayed because of environmental hurdles. We have obtained partial completion for Zodiac. And for Platinum’s occupation certificate, we have applied to the authority. It will be obtained in the next 30-40 days. Buyers, who are not paying for services, are tarnishing our image,” said Shiv Priya, executive director of Amrapali.

“We have delivered 16,000 units in Noida. And we are constructing another 40,000 flats. We will start construction on the remaining units soon. Buyers should have faith in us,” said Shiv Priya.

“We will look into the issue and take appropriate action,” said SC Gaur, chief architect and town planner, Noida authority.

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