In a reply to a complaint filed by Lavasa resident Suresh Goswami, under the apex association of Lavasa property owners, the centre has said that ‘land and colonization’ being state subjects should be addressed by the state government.
Residents of the Lavasa hill station project had launched an online petition addressed to PM Narendra Modi to save the city facing infrastructure issues and liquidation last year. The residents filed a complaint with the central government’s public grievance department this year.
The department of administrative reforms and public grievances replied to the complaint filed by Goswami on October 14. The CPGRAMS in its reply has directed the state government to address the issue terming it a state subject.
Goswami had written to the housing and urban affairs ministry and the prime minister’s office last year and, having received no response, he approached CPGRAMS. “The state government’s housing ministry will now have to address our issues,” he said.
Lavasa residents are having a difficult time with the management of the private hill station under the Resolution Personnel (RP) appointed by National Company Law Tribunal for the last two years.
Association members are demanding that the state government take over the control and administration of the place. “We are neglected of our basic rights, whether it is motorable roads, reliable utilities, security, uncollected garbage are just basic issues,” apex body members stated in the letter.
While maintenance charges are regularly paid by most residents, there is no news of unfinished buildings. “While around 1,300 home owners were given possession, all of them have grave warranty defects, such as heavy seepage and cracks. Of these, 300 owners are senior citizens,” stated the residents.