According to the RWA umbrella body, the system of leasehold property has been prevalent since the inception of Noida city around 40 years ago, making citizens insecure
NOIDA: The Federation of Noida Residents’ Welfare Associations (FONRWA) has written to Noida Authority chairperson and CEO Rama Raman to convert residential properties into freehold in Noida and also demanded public representation of RWAs on the Authority board.
According to the RWA umbrella body, the system of leasehold property has been prevalent since the inception of Noida city around 40 years ago, making citizens insecure.
The RWA federation said the system of leasehold property does not exist in any other prominent city of Uttar Pradesh. “The system of leasehold land exists only in Noida and Greater Noida. Leasehold land in Delhi has already been converted into freehold long ago. Given the situation, the residents of Gautam Budh Nagar district demand that the leasehold land be converted into freehold,” said N P Singh, president, FONRWA.
The federation claimed to have raised a similar demand earlier. “Freehold property for Noida residents has long been our standing demand since 2007. The Samajwadi Party manifesto also guarantees the same as the chief minister made a poll promise to the voters of Noida on the subject, yet the demand has not been addressed to date,” said A N Dhawan, secretary general, FONRWA.
Singh said the majority of allottees in Noida have already paid one-time lease rent. Stating the policy as gross injustice to the residents, he said previous governments had simply used the promise of freehold as a mere poll promise without any redress so far. “It’s high time this demand of the residents of G B Nagar was addressed,” Singh said.
The federation also demanded representation of a minimum of two members on the Authority board.