NOIDA: Residents protested on Sunday afternoon, alleging that the builders had not obtained a permanent electricity connection from the power department and were running JKG Palm Court on a temporary one.

Residents complain that there has been no electricity in the common area of JKG Palm Court Society in Greater Noida West for a week.

A society resident named Santosh Jha said that there are nearly 350 families living in JKG Palm Court. The builder is pressuring us to pay maintenance charges without providing the basics. Since February 5, there has been no electricity in the common area. The builder has also put up a notice, saying that if we don’t pay the maintenance fee, other facilities like lifts will stop.

Residents claimed that the project has been delayed by 8 years and that the builder has not installed a permanent electricity connection or a diesel generator. 

Santosh Jha said that the builder had taken a one-year advance payment from them, including stamp duty charges and NCPL (Noida Power Company Ltd) connection charges. Residents have been living here for the past 3-4 years, facing difficulties moving around due to no electricity in the common area.

Moreover, damaged boundary walls and the lack of CCTV cameras in society make residents feel unsafe. 

The builder got a temporary occupational certificate (OC) from the GNIDA in 2019 for 18 months. Through those months, the builder had to get power backup, internal wiring, the required NOCs, etc. But the builder failed to get the work done. So, the GNIDA canceled its temporary OC, said Ripunjay Jha, another resident. 

The builder does not respond to any of their issues, the clubhouse is not yet ready, and intercom facilities are also not functional in many flats, added residents.

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