GREATER NOIDA: With simply 54 out of 134 highrise house complexes in Higher Noida choosing multi-point meter connections to date, it appears to be an uphill process for Noida Energy Firm Restricted (NPCL), the discom that provides electrical energy to town, to persuade the residents of its advantages.
In Shivalik Properties close to Surajpur, as an example, NPCL organised an consciousness camp for multi-point meter connections within the society earlier this week. Nevertheless, solely 100 residents opted for the scheme of a complete of 400. Although NPCL is assured of getting the required consent of fifty% of the flat homeowners within the coming days for conversion to multi-point connections, the society remains to be beneath the management of the builder, resulting in reservations from residents.
In accordance with the residents, the multi-point meter choice (offered by NPCL) will membership the ability backup and upkeep expenses in a single half (to be beneath the builder’s management) and the ability connection immediately from the discom (in one other half). This, in response to them, isn’t viable because the developer will proceed to control energy backup by the pay as you go meter choice. Additionally, the residents don’t wish to pay additional for the multi-point meter (in place of the present pay as you go meter offered by the builder) as they’ve already invested in a meter on the time of the flat’s buy.
Omdatt Sharma, a resident, mentioned, “We’ve been advised that post-paid or pay as you go meters shall be chosen on the idea of the vast majority of functions. Almost 100 residents have utilized for the post-paid choice and already deposited the applying types for multi-point connection, asking for just one meter value. However NPCL desires to put in pay as you go twin meters, which go away room for builder management within the energy backup choice which shall be clubbed with the upkeep cost. This isn’t acceptable and defeats the aim of sourcing a direct reference to the discom.”
In accordance with Sharma, NPCL is asking the residents to pay the utmost connection expenses of Rs 15,000, whereas the work ought to be carried out at a minimal value. “Since we’ve already paid for the meters and connection expenses after we had bought the flat, we’re not keen to bear any further value for the multi-point connection. The discom has to simply change the prevailing meter with a multi-point one as wires and connections are all in place.”
NPCL, alternatively, claims that many of those house complexes have incomplete and electrical infrastructure. “This turns into the most important problem for conversion,” mentioned Sarnath Ganguly, vice-president (operations), NPCL. “Actually, there are lots of initiatives which might be incomplete and are within the Nationwide Firm Regulation Tribunal (NCLT), the place interim decision professionals have been appointed to finish the pending works of the societies. Occupancy, mission completion and handover to AOA or no AOA are a number of the main points for the multi-point meter conversion in such societies.”
Shivalik Properties, too, doesn’t have the occupancy certificates as it’s pending from the builder’s finish to acquire from the Higher Noida Authority.
In the meantime, a number of the societies which have to date efficiently transformed to multi-point meter connections in Higher Noida embrace Purvanchal Royal Metropolis, Unitech Horizon, JMI Skilled Workers Welfare Society and Hindustan Petroleum Cooperative Housing Society.