Industries minister Satish Mahana asked the Noida authority to upload all pending occupancy certificate applications online and expedite their approval.
The minister reviewed all infrastructure and realty projects on Thursday and instructed authority officials to prepare a land bank to keep a check on encroachment and for allotment to new players.
“I found out that a total of 39 occupancy certificates applications are pending. These are not being approved for various reasons as the builders are yet to provide necessary documents. I have directed officials to put the status of OC applications online on its website. They should settle 10 cases per week so that homebuyers can get some relief,” Mahana said.
“A realtor or an individual allottee should not be made to suffer by being asked to submit different documents on each visit. The officer concerned should give a checklist of the documents required for an OC and building layout approval,” said Mahana.
The minister, after meeting with buyers, realtors and officials on Thursday, was clueless on how the problems of the homebuyers will be solved. The main issue for the delay in processing 39 OC applications is land dues. The authority is to recover Rs20,000 crore in land dues.
The minister said that UP government’s next cabinet meeting will take necessary steps in this direction after a real estate regulatory authority is formed. He also reviewed village development work and found that the authority spent only Rs100 crore of Rs174 allocated for village development in 2015-16.
The minister found in the review meeting that many projects were behind schedule. “I found irregularities in the construction of city bus terminal. Most of the mega projects in Noida so far have been planned for officers and builders. We will change this practice and make Noida an industrial city, unlike the governments that turned Noida into a real estate business town,” said Mahana.