Gurugram: Residents protest over hike in BPTP upkeep fee
GURUGRAM: Residents of BPTP township in Sector 37D on Sunday protested against the developer’s decision to hike the maintenance fee to Rs 3.50 per sq ft from Rs 2.19 per sq ft.
The residents pointed out that the developer has levied the cost of dewatering, water supply and electrical supply faults, which was supposed to be payable by them as part of the occupancy certificate condition. Moreover, the developer has raised the bill of Rs 1500 per family for club charges without any explanation or prior discussion. This despite the fact the developer has taken 1 lakh from each family for club membership, they alleged.
Spread across 43 acres of land, the township was developed in multiple phases with four residential societies namely Serene, Generations, Spacio and Terra.
“We are already paying a high maintenance fee but the quality of service is not at par. The possession started in 2017 and since then the population has increased manifold still the developer is providing GMDA water supply through four inches pipeline which is unable to cater to the demand. To meet the gap, they are supplying us water through private tankers, however, they are passing the additional cost on to residents,” said RWA president of Park Serene, Sandeep Sharma.
Residents also filed a police complaint on Sunday in this regard.
“The lifts are faulty. In the past, several residents have got stuck in them,” said Sourabh Sharma, RWA president of Spacio.
Meanwhile, a representative of the developer called the allegation baseless. “We are charging very low prices. During these years, we have seen extreme inflation in prices. The price of diesel, electrical equipment and services, repair cost, utilities, and management has gone up,” said Rohit Mohan, senior vice president, BPTP.