With Allahabad High Court recently asking authorities to return the land acquired at Patwari village to its original owners, Noida Extension Flat Owners Welfare Association (NEFOWA) called an all-flat buyers meeting on Sunday, 9 February 2014 and expressed its concern over the development. Hundreds of flat buyers showed their anger and grief, and appealed that any decision on Greater Noida West Housing project can only be taken after reading into the sentiments of the buyers.
The verdict of the court to return back the land to the farmers has been wooed and created lot of anxiety among the Greater Noida West flat buyers. Large number of buyers attended the meeting. Buyers of all projects were under a great dilemma. Despite assurances from the authority and the builders, they are totally confused and unable to understand whether their projects are affected by this order or not.
However, buyers don’t trust builders and the authority’s word at all, as they have had very bad experiences in the past. Builders have taken more than half of payment on the name of construction, but even the foundation work has not started in many of the projects. A number of cases have been filed by the farmers in High Court and the Supreme Court and the verdicts are still awaited.
Shweta Bharti, NEFOWA general secretary said, “Such type of decisions by the High Court will severely hamper the pace of the construction in the whole Noida Extension projects. The construction is already at a very slow speed in the area due to some inherited issues. After the approval of master plan, we had high hopes that soon we will get our homes but the recent decision has spilled water on our aspirations,” reported The Economic Times.
The meeting was also attended by some of the buyers who have booked the commercial spaces (office/shop) in the area. They said that they have been neglected more by the builders and suffered a lot. NEFOWA will also continue its fight for the right of such buyers too.
NEFOWA has also decided to run buyer’s awareness program in which they will try to convey the facts and feedback about the builders and give their suggestions to the buyers. They will also release a list of builders, which will give the builders credibility, and also list the names of builders doing unethical activities with the buyers so that lesser number of new buyers get trapped.