Homebuyers hold march from CS Metro station to Jantar Mantar
New Delhi: Over a hundred aggrieved home buyers from various stalled residential projects across Gautam Buddh Nagar carried out a protest march from Central Secretariat Metro station to Jantar Mantar on Friday.
The home buyers demanded the waiver in bank interest and stopping of EMIs. They also demanded concrete steps by both the central and the state governments to complete stalled projects.
The protest was held under the banner of Noida Extension Flat Owners' Welfare Association (NEFOWA). Flats buyers assembled outside the Central Secretariat Metro station at around 11 am and had initially planned to march towards the Parliament.
However, Delhi Police diverted them from Parliament Street to Jantar Mantar.
Buyers from Amrapali, Unitech, Jaypee, Supertech, Rudra, Premia, Subhkamna, Airwill, Today Homes, AVJ Heights, Rajput Builders, Sampada Livia and several others joined the protests.
They alleged that the UP government paid no real heed to their grievances despite several meetings with different ministers and local political representatives.
Protesters shouted slogans against UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and threatened to choose NOTA (None of the Above) in the election if the government failed to take concrete steps to complete the stalled projects before the elections mid-next year.
"We are in trouble because of the unholy nexus between the politicians and the builders. The government has given a free hand to the builders. Most of us have paid up to 90 per cent of the total value of the flats, and the builders either have run away with our money or diverted the funds elsewhere. We have waited long enough for our homes and the government has to listen to us now," demanded Shweta Bharti, general secretary of NEFOWA.
Meanwhile, the flat buyers have decided to hold a much intensified protest and hold an indefinite strike at Delhi Noida Delhi (DND) flyway from December 25.