The Noida authority on Thursday directed two realty firms — Jaypee and Amrapali Group — to complete all pending works in residential projects in a time-bound manner and put an end to homebuyers’ woes.
The authority direction follows repeated protests by homebuyers, who are suffering due to the delay in completion of group housing projects. UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also directed officials to address buyers’ issues.
A delegation of buyers, realtors and the chief executive officer (CEO) of Noida authority, Rama Raman, along with other important officials held a meeting to discuss solutions to delayed residential projects.
“Amrapali will submit a 3-month action plan for removing all deficiencies. We will conduct monthly meetings to monitor progress of work,” Raman said.
Jaypee Group has failed to deliver 26 residential towers in its ‘Jaypee Aman’ group housing project at Sector 151, along Noida Expressway.
Director of Jaypee Group, Sachin Gaur, also assured buyers and the authority of delivering five residential towers out of the 26 within three months. “I only promised that five towers will be ready by the end of 2016,” he said.
Amrapali Group has delayed three group housing projects — Platinum and Zodiac in Sector 119 and Sapphire in Sector 45. Around 3,000 homebuyers are living in these three incomplete projects.
“Work on the pending issues is taking place in full swing. We will deliver them in a time-bound manner. We have started procuring lifts to be installed at the residential towers. We are addressing buyers’ issues properly and will continue to do so,” Shiv Priya, executive director of Amrapali Group, said.
“Lifts and other pending works will be completed in Platinum, Zodiac and Sapphire projects as the builder is procuring seven new lifts. Jaypee Group promised to deliver five towers in the next three months, 15 towers by 2017-end and six towers by 2018-end,” SC Gaur, chief architect and town planner of the Noida authority, said.
“The builder had launched the project in 2007 with a promise to deliver it by 2011. But even after 5 years of delay, the builder is unable to complete the project. I have paid total cost of the flat years ago but am still living in an unsafe building because it has not got clearance from the fire department,” Harjit Singh of Amrapali Zodiac said.
“We are unable to get registry of our homes done because the builder has not obtained necessary approvals from authorities. We are for forced to live in an incomplete project because of the builder’s fault,” NK Gupta, who owns a flat in Sapphire project, said.
“I was promised delivery in 2012. And now, even after 4 years, the builder is still making false promises. Construction work at the project is stopped and as per my assessment, the project will take another 2-3 years to complete,” SK Nagrath a retired army official who has bought a flat at Jaypee Aman in Sector 151 said.