RWAs warn of stir over delay in repairs by Lucknow development body – ET RealEstate

LUCKNOW: Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs) of eight apartments in Gomtinagar and Gomtinagar Extension have warned of a protest if Lucknow Development Authority doesn’t release their corpus funds to carry out maintenance works pending for three years.

At the time of registration of flats, LDA took Rs 10,000-12,000 from each allottee as part of corpus funds. The amount is kept by the authority till the time RWAs are formed. After that, LDA hands over the responsibility of maintenance to its welfare association along with the fund.

In 2017, LDA handed over the responsibility of maintenance work in eight apartments in Gomtinagar and Gomtinagar Extension — Ganga, Yamuna, Sunrise, Kalptaru, Sargam, Kaveri, Greenwood and Alaknanda — to RWAs. However, the Rs 9-crore corpus has not been released till date. As a result, RWAs are unable to carry out maintenance of lifts, boundary walls, fire safety equipment and CCTVs.

Gomtinagar Vistaar Jankalyaan Mahasamiti, a parent body of these RWAs, is planning to protest outside LDA office in Gomtinagar.

Its president KK Singh said, “LDA is turning a deaf ear to our demands. We are not asking LDA to carry out the maintenance work from its budget, but from the corpus created by the money deposited by the allottees.”

LDA vice-chairman S K Dwivedi said, “About 50% of the corpus fund will be released soon. We won’t be able to release the entire amount due to financial crisis.”

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