Noida: Jaypee director turns up late for meeting with buyers, draws authority ire
The authority since April 10 has been organising meetings of buyers and builders to address realty sector issues, following instructions from chief minister Yogi Adityanath.Updated: May 29, 2017 22:31 IST
Around 300 homebuyers on Monday created a ruckus at the Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra in Sector 6 on Monday after Jaypee Group chairman Manoj Gaur and director Sameer Gaur failed to not turn up on time at the tripartite meeting organised by the Noida authority.
The buyers simmered down only after Sameer Gaur put in a late appearance, which had the authority ACEO Shishir Singh pulling up the builder for “being insensitive to buyers’ issues”.
The authority since April 10 has been organising meetings of buyers and builders to address realty sector issues, following instructions from chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
Jaypee Group homebuyers, who have bought flats in the delayed Jaypee Wish Town and Jaypee Aman housing projects, gathered at the Sector 6 office as per schedule at 12:30am for the meeting.
But neither Manoj Gaur nor Sameer Gaur turned up till 1pm. Later they informed that they will not take part in the meeting as they are busy with office meetings.
This infuriated the buyers, who started shouting slogans against Jaypee Group. They stopped only when Sameer Gaur reached the meeting late. Buyers agreed to remain quiet only after Noida authority ACEO Shishir Singh pulled up Gaur for reaching late.
“This is disrespect to UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s orders, because he is the one who directed officials to organise these meetings. Now, the Jaypee Group is not bothered to attend the meeting. All builders has attended the meeting and reached on time. We do not trust the Jaypee Group because they have delayed the project for 3-4 years and siphoned off the money collected from buyers,” said Umesh Saini, a homebuyer.
SK Nagrath, president Jaypee Aman buyers’ welfare association, said,“The UP government and the Noida authority should confiscate Jaypee Group properties to arrange funds for delivering stuck realty projects. The Jaypee Group does not have any plan to deliver these projects. It is high time the builder is put behind bars and the government took over the project.”
Jaypee Infratech has only given possession of 6,000 of 28,000 flats. It had promised give possession of 6,000 flats by October 2017, another 8,000 flats by 2018 and the remaining flats in 2018-19.
“We no more trust the Jaypee Group because they keep making false promises,” said Sachin Sharma, a buyer.
ACEO Singh directed the Jaypee Group to submit tower-wise delivery schedule within the next 10 days. The authority also said another meeting will be held once Jaypee arranges funds.
“We will manage Rs 800 crore by selling our cement plant. We will arrange Rs 1,200 crore from toll operations on the Yamuna Expressway. We have already given the delivery schedule of 17 towers on April 29. We are raising working capital to finish the project. We have not siphoned off any money. We are open to probe by any agency,” said Sameer Gaur, director, Jaypee Group.
He said he will arrange Rs 1,800 crore by June 30.
“Homebuyers can have a meeting with the builder once they arrange Rs 1,800 crore,” Singh said.
First Published: May 29, 2017 21:35 IST