Cheated home buyers to march to House today

Over 1 lakh buyers say they didn't get their flats for the last 5 to 10 years. (File photo)

undreds of ‘cheated’ home buyers will be marching towards the Parliament on Friday morning at 10.30 am. India Today TV visited some of the projects where construction has been halted since last few years.

Once supposed to be a podium of the society, now the area is covered with elephant grasses with small trees too. Over one lakh people have still been awaiting possession of their flats since the last five to ten years in Noida, Greater Noida and Greater Noida West.

The home buyers are likely to gather at the gate number one of the Central Secretariat Metro station and then start their march towards the Parliament demanding immediate possession of their flats else they have warned to opt for NOTA in the upcoming general elections.

“Consecutive governments of different parties have made falls promises. Now this government has also forgotten the plight of home buyers constantly being cheated by the builders. We want to make it very clear that no political party is invited in this march. Unlike the farmers’ protest, we will not give stage to any political party as we have been cheated by them equally. All we want is our home for which we have paid the money and we want it now,” said Abhishek Kumar, president of the Noida Extension Flat Owners’ Association.

Several ornamental plants that were planted during the launching days of the project have overgrown abruptly with branches dangling over the walkways, and the nature is taking its own course in absorbing the areas being abandoned throughout these years.

A bunch of mongooses were also spotted dashing through the walkways around the project area. A couple of labourers still live in the makeshift accommodation inside the incomplete flats but no construction has been taken place since year 2015.

“The iron rods are getting rusted. There is rust everywhere. Neither the villas nor the high rises are complete. We have paid the money to the builder in the year 2011 and this project was supposed to have been completed by 2013, but 2019 is a about to come but there’s no sign of the project. A few governments changed but nothing happened on the ground,” said Dipankar, a home buyer at the Amrapali Dream Valley.