Several east Delhi residents staged a demonstration outside the district deputy commissioner’s office on Thursday, demanding a rollback of Delhi government’s order that makes furnishing structural safety certificate mandatory while selling a property.
“The order has put a ban on registration of transaction of all kinds of properties that does not have structural safety certificates. Before issuing such directions they didn’t bother to understand the feasibility of compliance of the orders. Majority of Delhi buildings do not have such certificates, as they are very old. Even the DDA flats and MCD buildings don’t have such certificates. Then why are they making it mandatory for us?” said Sanjay Sharma, RWA co-ordinator of East Delhi.
The RWA members requested the lieutenant-governor to recall the order. “The government has not made it clear which agency will be responsible for issuing the certificate and what will be the parameters to ascertain its norms,” added Sharma.
On an average, close to 400 properties are registered in the city every day. However, for the past one week, no purchase of properties has been registered because of the new directive.