Homebuyers in projects across Noida and Greater Noida who are yet to receive possession of flats in housing complexes met the district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar, NP Singh, on Wednesday. The meeting was held in view of a proposed protest by homebuyers on October 22 in Sector 18 against the delay in possession.
The district magistrate had called the meeting to discuss the issue to find out a solution.
“In a detailed conversation with homebuyers, I suggested that they chalk out a plan by which they can get real-time details of progress with regard to getting possession of their flats. I requested them to find a solution, keeping in mind the present circumstances,” Singh said.
“Once they come up with a plan, I will call a meeting of the builders, authority and homebuyers to sort the issues,” he said.
Scores of homebuyers, a majority of whom have purchased flats in projects by Amrapali builders, complained about delayed possession, no completion certificate from the authority and a lack of basic amenities at the residential societies that are handed over to the buyers.
Indrish Gupta, founder-member of Noida extension flat owners association (NEFOWA) said, “We have discussed the issue with all the homebuyers in Noida and Greater Noida who went to meet the district magistrate. We have concluded that the builders should open an escrow account with immediate effect. This account will be monitored by the government and it will be mandatory that they use the homebuyers’ money in their respective projects.”
Homebuyers also decided to demand a fixed schedule from the builders.
“The builder should give us a schedule and they should stick to it. The schedule of construction of the project will be shared with the government and those who fail to follow the schedule shared with the buyers must be fined,” Jay Prakash, a homebuyer in Amrapali Terrace Homes in Greater Noida west, said.
Despite repeated attempts, Amrapali builders could not be contacted as the cell phones of the spokespersons were switched off.