Giving a ray of hope to over 850 flat allottees of Amrapali Platinum housing project in Sector 119, the Amrapali group head has assured to take steps to resolve the complaints of flat buyers in 15 days. The issues include non-registry of flats, inadequate lifts and fire safety measures and deviation from the approved layout plan. The builder on Monday said he will put the status of the project on the company’s website.
Over 50 homebuyers from Amrapali Platinum took part in a face-to-face with the builder in the presence of officials of group housing, planning and finance department at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra, Sector 6 on Monday. Additional chief executive officer (ACEO), Noida authority, Shishir Singh chaired the meeting.
Anil Sharma, chairman-cum-managing director, Amrapali group, was present at the meeting.
Ravi Prakash, an aggrieved allottee, said the builder is yet to get registry of flats done despite a delay of over five years and there are various maintenance issues. “The builder has not cleared dues pending to Noida authority. They are also not paying their maintenance staff and some lifts that were to be provided as per the layout plan are yet to be installed. There were some deviations from the layout plan of the club and some additional flats and shops have come up in the housing complex,” he said.
The ACEO said after a detailed discussion, it was decided that the builder will submit a tower-wise completion schedule to the authority by May 10. “This schedule will be communicated to flat buyers. The builder will give a detailed list of sold-out flats name-wise and the amount received from buyer for each unit so that an audit can be done,” Singh said.
He said the builder will give a detailed financial plan of how he would complete the towers with his resources. “He will tell us how much money he has taken, tower wise, from buyers and how much he has used until now for construction. This will help ascertain the allegation of buyers that funds of the project were diverted elsewhere,” the ACEO said.
Singh said as for the allegations of buyers about poor quality of construction, the Noida authority officials will inspect the project and report on the construction quality. The builder has not submitted a completion report for any of the towers, he added.
The ACEO said as demanded by buyers, the builder will now put the information on the official website.
As agreed at the meeting, the builder will also have to submit his annual/six monthly statement of accounts, giving details of the number of flats booked, the money received and the work completed.
The ACEO said the illegal constructions against the sanctioned plan, if any, will be checked by the Noida authority staff on Tuesday.
The builder did not complete the formalities and completion certificate is yet to be granted. Sharma admitted that there was a delay in the project and assured to make payments of lifts in the next seven days and finish the completion formalities in 30 days.
Buyers were hopeful after the meeting.
“If the deliberations of Monday’s tripartite meeting of the builder, the homebuyers and Noida authority officials are to be followed in letter and spirit, it seems to be a win-win situation for all parties. While the homebuyers will get relief in respect of registration of their flats and maintenance issues, the Noida authority will get its dues from the builder and the Amrapali group will regain its lost goodwill,” said Rakesh Kumar, an allottee of Amrapali Platinum, who attended the meeting.