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Sikka Group told to submit Noida project’s tower-wise completion plan by May 6

In the meeting between homebuyers, Noida authority and the developer, homebuyers raised numerous issues with the Sikka Karnam Greens project

noida Updated: Apr 27, 2017 23:21 IST
Vinod Rajput
Vinod Rajput
Hindustan Times
Delivery of flats in the Sikka Karnam project was promised by 2014.
Delivery of flats in the Sikka Karnam project was promised by 2014.(HT File Photo)

The Noida authority has directed realtors Sikka Group to submit a tower-wise completion plan for the Sikka Karnam Greens housing project in Sector 143B by May 6.

Homebuyers of the project alleged that the builder had violated sanctioned building plans, delayed possession, used poor construction material and stopped construction at the site. They made these allegations at a tripartite meeting of authority officials, the developer and a group of around 30 buyers at the authority’s Sector 6 administrative building.

Officer on special duty (OSD) of the Noida authority, Santosh Kumar, chaired the meeting. Sikka Group director Gurnit Singh was also present.

“I had booked a flat in 2011 as the builder had promised delivery in 2014. Even after a delay of two years, the builder has failed to deliver the flat. I don’t think he is in any mood to deliver the project as he has stopped construction midway. The Noida authority should take strict action to get homebuyers justice,” said Ramesh Kumar, a homebuyer in the project.

Echoing similar views, another buyer, Rakesh Mohan said, “The builder had proposed phase-wise construction of 11 towers, but he has stopped construction for unknown reasons. He has built 20 shops on the land meant for a green belt and is using poor-quality construction material. The Noida authority should dismantle the illegal shops. The builder is also harassing us. Whenever we have questioned illegal construction of shops, he has used bouncers to muzzle our voice.”

OSD Kumar directed the builder to submit a tower-wise completion plan by May 6. The authority has also decided to conduct a site inspection to verify homebuyers’ allegations with regard to violation of sanctioned map.

“The builder will submit a tower-wise completion plan by May 6. Our team will examine whether the builder has violated sanctioned building plans. Also, we will not approve the occupancy certificate (OC) for the building unless the builder deposits land dues of Rs113 crore. If the builder uses bouncers, we will file an FIR against him. We will also check the construction quality,” said Kumar, OSD for group housing development, Noida authority.

Sikka Group director Singh said he will deliver the project soon.

“Our group is in a very good financial condition and we will deliver the project very soon. Homebuyers do not need to worry as we will solve their all issues. We have not carried out any illegal construction at all,” he said.