In its ongoing drive against deviations in construction of various housing projects in Ghaziabad city, the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) officials on Monday discovered that nearly 750 flats in one of the under-construction integrated city townships project at NH-24 were allegedly constructed beyond sanctioned number.
This was confirmed by GDA’s executive-engineer AK Singh.
Action against these irregularities will be taken only after the GDA completes its survey.
The average price of the unit, comprising 2-, 3- and 4-BHK flats, is estimated at R40 lakh each.
Around five of such integrated city projects are under construction in Ghaziabad, for which seven licences were awarded to various builders.
GDA vice-chairman SK Yadav told Hindustan Times that more such irregularities will be unearthed once the survey for verification of various projects goes ahead.
“Various builders went ahead with the construction in a hope to get it regularised later,” Yadav said.
When contacted, senior officials attached to the private project said they have been operating in the area for past six years and have not violated any law.
“We completed our phase I project and got the completion certificate from the GDA. For past six months, we have submitted phase 2 drawings and also deposited the fee with the authority. But the authority has not replied back. As per law, the project is deemed to be sanctioned,” said the project wholetime director.