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The buyers raised slogans and displayed placards near Sector 18 Metro station, Botanical Garden Metro station and near Amity University, Sector 125.

Hundreds of homebuyers, whose apartments were delayed by builders like Jaypee, Amrapali and Unitech, held a ‘silent protest’ even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Magenta Line of the Delhi metro. The buyers raised slogans and displayed placards near Sector 18 Metro station, Botanical Garden Metro station and near Amity University, Sector 125.

“We have no faith in the commitment given by chief minister Yogi Adityanath. It is just an eyewash,” Abhishek Kumar, president, Noida Extension Flat Owners Welfare Association (Nefowa), said.

“We want the Prime Minister to intervene. The numbers being shown are of the flats which are under construction and are in the process of completion. What about the flats where construction has been stopped or those whose builders have fled leaving buyers in the lurch?” Shweta Bharti, general secretary, Nefowa, asked. “For long, it has just been about promises. We want to see a concrete plan on the ground to complete the hung projects,” Indrish Gupta, co-founder, Nefowa, who was among the 10 buyers who met the chief minister on Saturday, said.

Meanwhile, as the homebuyers staged protests throughout the day demanding completion of pending projects, builders’ group, Credai, said 80,000 apartments would be delivered by March, as promised.

“The target of 80,000 houses is achievable. In fact, all the delayed apartments can be delivered in 2018. The three authorities— Noida, Greater Noida and YEIDA expressway—and the builders need to work like partners and jointly solve the problem. Many projects, though physically ready or nearly-ready, are not getting completion certificates or last-mile funding because the authorities have declared them financial defaulters. The authorities need to stand by their assurance of encumbrance-free title at the time of allotment,” said Pankaj Bajaj, president, Credai NCR.

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