Gaur City residents protest, want free entry into stadium

  • Abhishek Anand, Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
  • Updated: May 06, 2016 01:01 IST
Around 60-70 residents, dressed in sports attire, protested against the builder for not allowing them free access to the stadium that is on the society’s premises. (HT Photo)

Residents of Gaur City in Greater Noida west organised a march on Thursday morning to protest against the builder for allegedly restricting their entry to the Gaur Stadium. About 60-70 residents, dressed in sports attire, carried placards demanding free entry into the stadium for morning walk and sports activities.

“When we had purchased the flat, the builder assured us free access to the stadium, which is on the premises of the Gaur City. But now, the builder is charging us for every sports activity in the stadium. Also, those who want to go for walks in morning are denied entry into the stadium,” Amarjeet Rathore of Gaur City said.

Residents claim that the builder is breaking promises by levying charges for using gym, swimming pool, indoor games and stadium complex.

“The stadium was meant for the residents of Gaur City. But now the builder is using it for purely business purposes. Outsiders are allowed to play in the stadium in lieu of some money but entry of residents has been restricted. This is gross violation of the promises made by the builder before selling the flats,” Abhishek Kumar, president of New era flat owners’ association (NEFOWA), said.

The builder, however, said that a nominal charge is levied for residents as funds are required for the maintenance of the club and stadium.

“Residents are getting confused about these being free facilities. Different facilities such as hospitals, petrol pumps, schools are also present in the township which cannot be free; likewise these complexes cannot used be free of cost. Moreover, it is also mentioned in the documents that these facilities have to be paid for. We disclosed these facilities in the brochure to let the residents know that they can enjoy the facilities in the township itself and need not go elsewhere else (for such facilities),” Manoj Gaur, managing director of Gaursons India Limited, said.

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