Noida Flat Owners May Soon Get Individual Power Connections
At a time when the government is working hard to get a better ranking in the World Bank’s ease of doing business index, its agencies are launching several measures to provide ease of living to citizens, especially for those who have opted for community living.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) recently decided to send each resident a separate property tax bill in place of sending a consolidated bill to housing societies. Typically, residents’ welfare associations of housing societies collect property tax from members and deposit it with the municipal body. Residents are forced to pay penalties on property tax despite being punctual about the payment.
Now, those living in high-rises of Noida have a reason to cheer. Soon, property owners in high-rises will get individual electricity connections. Currently, power connections are provided to the developer of a project by Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (PVVNL). In case the builder fails to pay the power bill within the set timelines, flat owners end up paying a penalty, or losing supply, in the worst case scenario.
Power supply to several projects of the Amrapali Group in Noida was severed recently over the beleaguered realtor’s failure to pay the outstanding bills. Many more residents might see their power supply snapped as notices have been issued to several other builders to pay their outstanding bills, failing which supply would stop.