The authority took coercive action on 17 societies to crackdown on their clubhouses over the absence (or non-functional) sewer treatment plants (STPs). However, officials took back their sealing order on four societies this Wednesday.
During this week, the authority took coercive action on 17 societies to crackdown on their clubhouses over the absence (or non-functional) sewer treatment plants (STPs). However, officials took back their sealing order on four societies this Wednesday.
When asked for an explanation, an official said that the National Green Tribunal gave the order to authority while hearing petitions in June and July 2019.
In response to the order, the Noida Authority submitted its detailed report on the action plan last September. The Authority in its hearing told the tribunal that it will investigate over 95 housing projects and file a status report after the evaluation of STPs in those projects. However, citing the reason for Covid-outbreak, the officials need additional time to work on its investigation.
The authority found STPs in only 68 housing societies to function during their year-long review that was recently concluded. Over 27 societies were given notices for the reason of either not installing an STP system or the one installed was not working or STP has a lower capacity. Among these societies, the Authority took the action against 17 apartment complexes this week.
The authority gave the direction to seal the clubhouses and offices of developers to put force them. The 17 housing projects include Gaur Grandeur (Sector 119), Assotech Windsor Court (Sector 78), Golf City (Sector 75), Gardenia India (Sector 75), Aims Max Gardenia (Sector 75), AVP Buildtech (Sector 77), Ananya (Sector 119), Gardenia Grace (Sector 61), Prateek Fedora (Sector 61), Marvel Homes (Sector 61), Antriksh Nature (Sector 52), Sikka Karnam Greens (Sector 143B), Divine Meadows (Sector 108), Jalvayu Tower (Sector 47), Eldeco Ananda (Sector 48), Futech Shelters Eco-City (Sector 75) and RG Residency (Sector 120).
The president of Noida Federation of Apartment Owners Associations Rajiva Singh, along with society residents met with the Authority CEO on Wednesday. He said, “The sealing of clubhouses will cause inconvenience to residents. Also, some of these societies were completed and handed over to the apartment owners’ associations almost a decade back. The Authority had inspected such societies and issued completion certificates. The builders have no stake left in such projects and the burden of setting up STPs cannot be passed on to the flat owners now. That is why we opposed the move.”
In response to the meeting, CEO Ritu Maheshwari directed officials to remove the seals that were put at the clubhouses where AOA was established long ago. The three societies were Gardenia Grace, Marvel Homes and Prateek Fedora located in Sector 61 while the other is Antriksh Nature in Sector 52.
Maheshwari said, “In societies where RWAs or AOAs have got total control of day-to-day administration, the clubhouse will not be sealed.” Last week the Authority had issued a warning to developers and directed them to resolve the issues before seeking a completion certificate. The Authority had given completion certificates to 45 out of 116 housing projects. Besides, 50 other projects got partial completion certificates.
After getting their partial completion certification, developers often open their clubhouses to generate revenues, and this is why Authority has decided to seal them down.
Published by: Shalabh