Noida: Buyers in Grand Omaxe threaten to move court if issues are not resolved
This is the second time that Goel has failed to turn up for the meeting. Buyers boycotted the previous meeting after he had failed to show up. The authority’s additional chief executive officer AK Shrivastava had also asked Goel to attend the meeting.Updated: Jun 21, 2017 22:53 IST
Homebuyers in Grand Omaxe housing complex in Sector 93B threatened to go to court over unresolved issues after builder Rohtash Goel failed to turn up for the tripartite meeting at the Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra in Sector 6 on Wednesday.
This is the second time that Goel has failed to turn up for the meeting. Buyers boycotted the previous meeting after he had failed to show up. The authority’s additional chief executive officer AK Shrivastava had also asked Goel to attend the meeting.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath had directed the Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway authorities to take effective steps to resolve stuck projects. Following the CM’s instructions, the Noida authority started holding meetings with buyers and builders from April 10.
Around 5,000 homebuyers in Omaxe project have been affected as the builder has failed to deliver promised facilities. Another issue that is affecting around 300 buyers is that the realtor has failed to clear land dues of Rs206 crore. The Grand Omaxe project, which consists of 1,320 flats in 22 towers, was launched in 2008. Residents shifted into the housing complex from 2011.
Miffed homebuyers said that Goel’s absence shows that the builder does not respect them, the authority or the commitments, which he made to them at the time of selling flats.
“The builder sent a junior level person to attend the meeting despite the fact that the authority had, well in advance, asked him to be present at the meeting through a notice. We had boycotted the last meeting on the same ground. The builder does not want to pay Rs206 crore land due to the authority, which will pave the way for registration of the flats. Also, he does not want to pay us Rs12 crore, which he has pocketed in the name of interest-free maintenance security (IFMS),” said PVS Prakash, secretary, Apartment Owners’ Association (AOA), Grand Omaxe.
“We will have to go to court for justice if our problems are not resolved after this meeting,” said Prakash.
Homebuyers alleged that the authority officials did not impose a penalty against the builder for not taking the meeting seriously.
“The authority should impose a penalty on the builder because he has violated previous orders of the officials. The builder is fooling us but the authority is not taking any action,” said Manish Gupta, a buyer.
Buyers said that the maintenance of the society is yet to be handed over despite court orders. “The builder has not yet handed over the maintenance legally despite the Allahabad high court’s order. The authority must act effectively now as we have been suffering for a long time,” said Umong Sethi, president, AOA.
A spokesperson for Grand Omaxe said, “We will hand over the maintenance to AOA soon. We are arranging funds from to clear the Rs206 crore due so that buyers can get their flats registered.”
“We have directed the realtor to submit a written reply to the issues raised by homebuyers in the next week. If we find that the builder is violating his commitments, we will take necessary action,” Noida authority ACEO said.
First Published: Jun 21, 2017 21:38 IST