The ongoing tussle between the RWA of Niho Scottish Garden and the builder over control of common areas has reached the Allahabad high court.
The RWA filed a case against the builder with the Allahabad high court on today, following which a two-judge bench directed the Ghaziabad Development Authority to ensure that power and water supply is resumed in the society, and a compliance affidavit is filed by September 22, the lawyer for the RWA said.
“The court termed the act of suspending power and water supply in the society a violation of right to life and violation of Article 21 of the Constitution,” said Prashant Yadav, counsel for the Niho Scottish Garden RWA. “The court also expressed its displeasure on GDA’s inaction and has directed the vice-chairman to ensure that power and water supply is resumed,” added Yadav.
GDA vice-chairman Vijay Kumar Yadav said the court’s order will be followed in letter and spirit. “The civic agency had sent written orders to the RWA to take control of power and water supply in the society from the builder. In case of a hindrance, the GDA will provide all assistance to residents, and keep the police force at its disposal if the need arises,” said Yadav.
The housing society has been mostly running on backup power since September 8 when prepaid electricity meters stopped being recharged as a result of the dispute. The builder could not be contacted for a response.