Amrapali Sapphire residents object to partial occupancy certificate

  • Vinod Rajput, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: May 16, 2016 11:37 IST
Residents said that issuing partial occupancy certificate to the realty firm (Amrapali) will benefit only a few buyers. (HT File Photo)

Residents of Amrapali Sapphire group housing society have objected to the Noida authority’s new plan that allows a builder to obtain partial occupancy certificate (OC) for a building. Residents said that issuing partial occupancy certificate to the realty firm (Amrapali) will benefit only a few buyers.

“The Sapphire project in Sector 45 has a total of 11 residential towers. The authority’s new plan will allow the builder to obtain OC for a certain number (one or two) of towers in the beginning. Residents in these towers with OC can get their registry done while the majority of buyers will continue to suffer. So we object to this new plan,” NK Gupta, a resident, said.

Residents met SC Gaur, chief architect and town planner of Noida, to register their objections. They also wrote to Akhilesh Yadav, chief minister of UP, on the issue.

As per the authority’s new plan, a realtor will be able to obtain occupancy certificate (OC) for a small portion of a big residential project, enabling buyers of the completed part to get their property registered. A buyer can get property registered only after the realtor obtains OC from the Noida authority.

The authority came up with this new plan because many realtors were failing to pay pending land dues to obtain OC for the entire building. “The new plan will not work for residential projects in which majority of the buyers have shifted in. The authority should force the realtor to clear dues and obtain OC for the project at one go, so that all residents are benefited,” RP Batra, a resident, said.

Amrapali had launched the 1,000-flat housing project in 2009, on 40,000 sq m. The project has 2BHK, 3BHK, 4BHK and penthouses that were proposed to be delivered in 2011.

Realtors and officials, however, said that the new plan will work well with projects that are stuck due to financial crisis.

“Buyers, who have shifted in the incomplete projects, should cooperate with us. We have decided to obtain OC and subsequently get registration of buyers done phase-wise, as per the age of the project and buyer. For example, we had launched Platinum project in 2007 so we will get OC and registration done for this project first. Buyers who purchased flats first are a priority. We will get registration of 100 buyers done at a go,” Anil Sharma, CMD of Amrapali Group, said.

“We have heard the objections of residents. We will look into the issue and take appropriate action,” chief architect Gaur said.

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