The Uttar Pradesh government has dealt a severe blow to another realty major, which was allotted huge chunks of prime land in Noida during the previous Mayawati regime.
The Noida authority on Thursday asked Logix Infratech to immediately stop work on its one commercial and two group-housing projects for violation of maps approved by the authority.
The authority said the land-sapping and building maps of Logix’s proposed sports city had not been approved and added stern action would be taken if remedial measures were not taken at the earliest.
“Gross irregularities have been found. Places where parks were to come up have been used for residential purposes,” said authority’s senior town planner Dev Pujari.
Logix has been allotted land for two group housing projects (sectors 143 and 137), a sports city (Sector 150) and a commercial project (Sector 32). Apart from the proposed sports city, all other projects were underway when authority officials inspected them.
The authority said Logix had not kept the maps approved by the authority as well as environmental and fire clearances, which violated building regulation provisions at its construction sites. It has been directed to resume construction only according to the maps approved.
The authority said the land-sapping and building maps of the proposed sports city had not been approved and, thus, the firm had no right to carry out construction or sell flats. In March last year, Logix bagged a plot (200 acre) in Sector 150 for R975 crore. The developer was entitled to build residential apartments in 30 per cent of the proposed area.
“There is some confusion. There is no violation on our part,” said Shakti Nath of Logix.
Earlier, the authority had asked liquor baron Ponty Chadha’s Wave Infratech to immediately stop its City Center project spread in 162 hectares of prime land in sectors 32 and 25A of Noida as the firm had not got the project’s layout and building map approved.