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Dhoni extends support to protesting Amrapali residents

Mumbai : India’s limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has offered his support to Amrapali residents protesting in wake of the company’s failure to complete the project, saying that promises made to the people should be met, irrespective of the problems being faced by the real estate group.

The first phase of project ‘Sapphire’, launched in 2009, at Noida Sector 45 has been completed, but civil and electrical work in many towers is yet to be done.

Amidst the chaos, Dhoni received outbursts among the Amrapali residents, who took to social media asking the skipper to disassociate himself as its brand ambassador.

“At times you have situation where the expectation levels are not met. It is something that keeps on happening. So we will see what can be done. We will get in touch with Amrapali people and see what exactly is happening. If you see the economy rate, it is quite tough for the builders as of now. But at the same time, whatever is promised irrespective of where they stand, I think it needs to be met,” Dhoni, who is the brand ambassador of Amrapali, told the media here.

The 34-year-old also expressed his views on the PIL filed against not hosting IPL matches in Maharashtra, which is facing acute shortage of water.

He insisted that the state should look for the long-term solution to deliver water in the drought-affected areas.

A PIL was filed by NGO ‘Loksatta Movement’ in the Bombay High Court against hosting the IPL in Maharashtra, stating that about 66 lakh litres of water was spent on maintaining pitches at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, DY Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai and Sahara Stadium in Pune during the 2013 edition. (ANI)