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Buyers in Gardenia Glory housing project in Sector 46 protest, builder ‘flees’

Buyers said they gathered around 10.30am outside the Gardenia Glory office in Sector 46 to meet the builder but the builder ran from the office. Buyers moved the protest to the builder’s Sector 75 office but alleged the builder gave them the slip there too.

noida Updated: Sep 10, 2017 22:21 IST
Vinod Rajput
Vinod Rajput
Hindustan Times
Gardenia Glory,Sector 46,realty
Buyers are upset with the builder after he failed to clear the Rs400 crore debt, including Rs215 crore land due, which will enable them to get their flats registered.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Around 100 homebuyers of Gardenia Glory housing project in Sector 46 on Sunday protested against the builder for delaying the project. Buyers said they gathered around 10.30am outside the Gardenia Glory office in Sector 46 to meet the builder but the builder ran from the office.

Buyers are also upset with the builder after he failed to clear the Rs400 crore debt, including Rs215 crore land due, which will enable them to get their flats registered.

Buyers moved the protest to the builder’s Sector 75 office but alleged the builder gave them the slip there too.

“We visited three of Gardenia Glory’s offices — one in Sector 46 and two in Sector 75 — but the builders and the top management executive fled instead of meeting aggrieved buyers. It is strange that the builders have become so insensitive to our issues. We are frustrated now as we do not know what to do to get our issues addressed,” said Deepak Kumar Garg, a homebuyer in Gardenia Glory.

Aims Max Gardenia developers private limited in 2009 had started Gardenia Glory housing project on around 14 acres in Sector 46. The project was started by four builders — Malook Nagar, Sanjiv Kumar, Ajay Sharma and Manoj Rai — who had proposed to build 1,600 flats in 20 towers. At present, around 300 flats are occupied and the remaining are yet to be finished. The project was supposed to be completed by 2012.

“We had wanted to meet the four promoters and request them to start clearing land dues so that we can get our flats registered. Maintenance services in the housing project are also in a pathetic condition. We demand that the authority takes effective steps against the four of them,” said Manish Kumar, a buyer.

The Noida authority had started a flat-wise registry scheme for such builders.

“The scheme under which a builder can deposit 10% of the total default and execute flat registration is open. If the builder submits an application under this scheme, many buyers can benefit,” said Atal Kumar Rai, additional chief executive officer of the Noida authority.

Buyers in Gardenia Glory project alleged that the four promoters are passing the buck onto each other over clearing the land due and delivering the project.

“We will deposit 10% of the total Rs125 crore land dues to the Noida authority to deliver flats and execute the registration. Buyers should cooperate with us because we have at least provided them a flat. We will address the remaining issues,” said Manoj Rai, director, Aims Max Gardenia Developers Private Limited.

First Published: Sep 10, 2017 22:21 IST