Noida’s Emerald Court residents protest for handover of maintenance to RWA, builder agrees

  • Vaibhav Jha, Hindustan Times, Noida
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2016 01:33 IST
Residents took out a rally in Noida’s Sector 93A on Sunday. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Residents of Supertech’s Emerald Court residential complex took to the streets on Sunday, demanding restoration of safety standards in the complex and handover of the maintenance to the residents’ welfare association (RWA). In wake of the protest, the builder, Supertech Limited, released a statement partially accepting the demands of the protesting residents.

Dozens of residents took out a rally in Noida’s Sector 93 A, demanding restoration of the fire department’s no-objection certificate (NOC) for the complex, demolition of an illegal wall in the parking space and handover of maintenance along with the interest-free maintenance security (IFMS) amount to the RWA.

Supertech Emerald Court was started in 2008 and has a total of 15 towers with 660 flats. Residents allege that the builders were negligent of the safety standards.

“The complex has not received an NOC from the fire department for the past 2 years. Lifts do not work properly and there is inadequate space for parking because of an illegal wall in the basement. Due to these reasons, we want the builders to handover the maintenance to RWA,” SK Sharma, a resident, said.

“We want the builders to handover the IFMS amount, which has been collected from each resident, to the RWA. This amount has run into millions,” Ajay Goyal, another resident, said.

In wake of the protest, Supertech group released a statement on Sunday partially accepting the demands of the residents. The firm said it has handed over the facilities, maintenance and management to the RWA.

“The decision to handover maintenance duty to the RWA had been pending for a long time. Finally, Supertech has decided to welcome the RWA to take over the documents and account details,” PK Goyal, director of Supertech Limited, said in the statement.

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