The Noida authority issued an advisory on October 15, asking prospective homebuyers not to buy flats in ‘Conac Luxury’, a group housing project in sector 113, developed by realty major Unitech Limited.
The realty firm, meanwhile, said it had already sold 80% of a total of 1,792 flats in the under-construction project.
“We took cognizance of advertisements promising homes by leading realtor Unitech Limited in newspapers and magazines. Unitech is selling flats without obtaining necessary approvals from the Noida authority. We have issued a show-cause notice to Unitech asking them to reply in next 15 days,” said Pramod Kumar Aggarwal, chief executive officer of the Noida authority. According to the authority, the developer failed to obtain the required building layout map sanctions and began construction of the project that has a total of sixteen 13-storied towers.
“If the builder fails to reply to a show-cause notice, we will take serious action including the lease deed cancellation,” said Aggarwal.
Officials said Unitech was allotted a group housing plot on GH-01 in Sector 113 on April 18, 2007. “The registry of the plot, which measures about two lakh square metres, was completed on March 27, 2008. We received an application from the builder for layout sanctions for the project on October 1, 2010. However, since there were several anomalies which needed to be sorted out, we asked them to address all the issues and complete the formalities vide our letter dated December 2, 2010. Till date we have not received any communication or the revised layout plan from the company,” said SC Gaur, chief architect and town planner of the Noida authority.
On October 10, 2016 it was brought to the notice of the officials that Unitech Limited had advertised the same project, inviting home buyers to invest in “premium luxury villas” through leading newspapers and realty magazines. The authority’s planning teams conducted an inspection of the site and found that the builder was constructing homes on the site.
“The project ‘Conac Luxury’ is a violation of all laid down norms, as the Noida authority has not sanctioned the building layout plan. Any allotment or registry of units bought in the project will be illegal and unauthorised and buyers will be doing so at their own risk,” said PK Agarwal, CEO, Noida authority