New Delhi: Noida Extension Flat Buyers
Welfare Association, which represents nearly 30,000 affected
flat owners, on Monday invited customers of the entire Noida and
Greater Noida to join its protest and also decided to rope in
other parties hit by court order to quash land acquisition.
In two separate orders, the High Court has quashed the
acquisition of about 750 hectares of land from farmers by the
Greater Noida Development Industrial Authority (GNIDA),
affecting more than 30,000 flat-owners and about 20 realty
projects of developers, including Amrapali and Supertech.
In Noida Extension, an estimated 2.5 lakh houses are
planned and out of that about 1 lakh units have already been
sold by builders.
"By associating affected persons of all regions and
categories, we will certainly widen our support base and shall
be in a position to carry forward our movement and also
present our case in a more effective manner," Noida Extension
Flat Buyers Welfare Association (NEFBWA) President R P Tyagi
said in a statement.
He urged everyone associated with the recent land issues
in the area to become members of the organisation as early as
Tyagi said the agitation of farmers has already spread to
Noida and it may soon affect the entire Gautambudh Nagar
"We are getting feelers from the flat-buyers of these
areas that they also wish to join NEFBWA to put up a united
front. These people are of the view that since NEFBWA has
already taken the lead and it is a respected and
well-organised Association doing an excellent job on the
issue, they do not want to open another front," he added.
Number of fragmented associations will not be able to
take up the cause in front of the authorities as can be done
by an organisation with a strong base, Tyagi said.
Other affected parties like builders, brokers, bankers,
architects, contractors, suppliers of construction materials
and employees in these segments have shown willingness to join
NEFBWA, he said.
"We have mentioned in unequivocal terms that injustice
has been done to the farmers. We have all along been raising
the voice that they should get enhanced compensation," he
said, adding, NEFBWA is against dismantling the development
works and making the land cultivable again.
Last week, hundreds of flat buyers under the banner of
NEFBWA held a peace march in Noida to raise their concern over
the land acquisition issue.