More than 300 homebuyers have tweeted with the hashtag #GharDilwaoAkhileshji (Get us our home Akhileshji) in the past couple of days.
NOIDA: Buyers who have invested in residential projects in Sector 107 have reached out to UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav through a social media campaign to mount pressure on the administration to get construction started at sites that have been cleared of litigation by the Allahabad high court.
More than 300 homebuyers have tweeted with the hashtag #GharDilwaoAkhileshji (Get us our home Akhileshji) in the past couple of days, with some of them even carrying out plantation drives at construction sites to grab the CM’s attention.
The social media campaign is similar to the one that had been started by residents of Amrapali Sapphire in Noida, tagging Team India skipper M S Dhoni, who was brand ambassador of Amrapali but declined to continue in that role after the campaign. The residents had also appealed to Akhilesh Yadav with the hashtag #GharBachaoAkhilesh.
On Thursday, Sector 107 buyers also held a protest outside the Noida Authority office, demanding that the Authority intervene and push developers to resume work. A group of buyers also met senior officials of the Noida Authority to present their demands.
“Our part of Sallarpur village, on which Sector 107’s 5,000 apartments are constructed, is free from litigation. The builders have been sluggish in resuming work even after a green light from the high court. We now want the Authority’ intervention in the matter,” said Puneet Parashar, buyer of a Sector 107 apartment.
In a letter submitted to the Noida Authority on Monday, the buyers had asked the Authority to facilitate possession of 800 of the 5,000 apartments, payments and procedures for which had been completed before the high court ordered a stay on construction in 2014. Buyers, who have been caught in a legal battle over land acquisition for years, said the HC has dissolved all litigation pertaining to the land on which their houses in Sector 107 have been built.
They claimed that the case that is still pending in the Supreme Court, in which Rajendra Estate, a third party, has claimed higher compensation for its land in Sallarpur village does not overlap with their projects. The Supreme Court order had quashed the acquisition of 225 hectares land in Sallarpur village of Gautam Budh Nagar, where Sector 107 is located, in 2013.