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Greater Noida: Amrapali flat buyers keep up pressure with protests

Amrapali Group is yet to deliver 27,000 dwelling units in its Greater Noida west projects — Golf Homes, Dream Valley, Centurion Park, Leisure Park and Verona Heights.

noida Updated: Sep 25, 2017 12:28 IST
Vinod Rajput
Vinod Rajput
Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
Greater Noida,Noida Extension,Amrapali buyers
Amrapali flat buyers protest against delay in delivery of flats in Noida on Sunday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Around 200 homebuyers in Amrapali Group’s projects in Greater Noida West on Sunday staged a protest against the Uttar Pradesh government and the builder for failing to deliver housing projects on time. They staged a protest at Kisan Chowk, blocking traffic for around half an hour.

Amrapali Group is yet to deliver 27,000 dwelling units in its Greater Noida west projects — Golf Homes, Dream Valley, Centurion Park, Leisure Park and Verona Heights in Sector Tech Zone-IV — which are behind schedule by three to four years.

The Amrapali Group had started these housing projects between 2008 and 2010 with a promise of delivery between 2012 and 2014. However, the builder is yet to deliver any of these projects.

Buyers also filed a complaint against the builder, for not starting construction work, at Bisrakh police station.

“The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before the 2017 state assembly elections had promised to ensure that the Amrapali Group delivers its projects but even after six months (of BJP forming the government), the Amrapali Group has not resumed construction on any stuck housing project in Greater Noida west. We will intensify our protests in the future if the state government does not address our grievances,” said Abhishek Kumar, Noida Extension Flat Owners’ Welfare Association (NEFOWA).

On September 12, chief minister Yogi Adityanath had directed the top officials of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway authorities to ensure that 50,000 flats are delivered in the next two months.

The Noida and Greater Noida authorities have sent their action plan on ensuring flat delivery, but have failed to mention when Amrapali Group will deliver its projects. The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) is yet to send its delivery plan.

“We also filed a complaint against the promoters with the Bisrakh police. For the last four to five years, the builder has been making false promises on flat delivery. We were hopeful that the BJP government would address our problems but now, we feel that they are also not working honestly to solve our issues,” said Aditya Awasthi, a buyer in Amrapali Golf Homes.

Officials of the Amrapali Group said that they have already shown documents to the Bisrakh police station, stating reasons for the delay in delivering its housing projects.

“Our projects got delayed because the Greater Noida authority had allotted disputed group housing land to us. Farmers and the Greater Noida authority fought over the land dispute in Allahabad high court and the Supreme Court, which delayed our projects. However, we are now introducing co-developers who will deliver the projects. We have explained our delivery schedule to the UP government. We will start delivering flats in the next six months,” said Shiv Priya, director of Amrapali Group.

First Published: Sep 25, 2017 12:28 IST