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Noida: Homebuyers demand basic civic amenities in Unitech Unihomes project

The Noida authority has directed the Unitech Group to submit a tower-wise completion schedule to the authority by May 5. The builder owes Rs 901 crore in land dues of the Noida authority.

noida Updated: Apr 18, 2017 22:49 IST
Vinod Rajput
Homebuyers, Unitech Group and the Noida authority’s additional chief executive officer Shishir Singh along with other officials discussed the issues that plagued the group housing project, which has been partially delivered after a five-year delay.
Homebuyers, Unitech Group and the Noida authority’s additional chief executive officer Shishir Singh along with other officials discussed the issues that plagued the group housing project, which has been partially delivered after a five-year delay. (HT Photo)

Around 200 homebuyers on Tuesday demanded action against realty major Unitech Group, which has failed to provide basic civic amenities in its group housing project named Unihomes residential complex in Sector 117.

Homebuyers, Unitech Group and the Noida authority’s additional chief executive officer Shishir Singh along with other officials discussed the issues that plagued the group housing project, which has been partially delivered after a five-year delay. The meeting was held in Noida authority’s Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra in Sector 6.

The project is spread on a 2,88,500 square metre area in Sector 117 and was launched in 2009 with a promise of delivery in 2011.

“I shifted to my two-bedroom flat in March 2017. I found that the Unitech Group has given temporary possession without finishing the complex and obtaining the occupancy certificate. The complex does not even have water, power connection or sewage connections. As a result, we are dependent on groundwater for drinking purposes and generator sets for power supply. Our sewage is being dumped in vacant plots thereby creating a health hazard,” said Sumit Tilara, a homebuyer.

Homebuyers said when they go to Unitech office to lodge complaints, bouncers hired by the developer misbehave with them. As of now, around 200 families are living in this project that has around 1000 housing units.

“The builder has used poor quality construction material. As a result, the plaster keeps falling off the walls. Roads around the building are broken and it is very unsafe to live in this area because the government is yet to provide basic facilities for residents,” said Dhananjay Upadhyaya who shifted to the housing project in April 2017.

The Noida authority has directed the Unitech Group to submit a tower-wise completion schedule to the authority by May 5. The builder owes Rs 901 crore in land dues of the Noida authority.

“The authority has refused to issue occupancy certificate to the building because of this huge due amount. Now the big worry is how the builder will arrange funds to finish this project. We demand that the government address our issues,” said Upadhayay.

“Unitech has collected Rs 201 crore from buyers till date. I have directed the planning department to inspect and report on the quality of construction in the towers. Buyers at the moment did not agree to an escrow account arrangement, as suggested by the builder. The builder will apply for electricity and water connections in next few days,” said Shishir Singh, ACEO, Noida authority.

Unitech Group spokesperson said, “We will implement all the instructions that have been issued by ACEO in the meeting.”