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Look up amenities near your dream home in Mumbai on MahaRERA map soon

This initiative will hit builders who have for years misled buyers by claiming that their housing projects are near stations, markets and schools.

mumbai Updated: Jul 19, 2018 11:33 IST
Naresh Kamath
Naresh Kamath
Hindustan Times
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A Geographical Information System (GIS) platform has mapped all social amenities close to 4,500 upcoming projects. (HT File Photo)

The next time you want to buy a property in a specific area, you can log on to the Maharashtra Housing Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) website for multiple options in the area, along with the social amenities available nearby.

All this can be availed thanks to a Geographical Information System (GIS) platform, which has mapped all social amenities close to upcoming and on-going 4,500 real estate projects to help buyers make an informed choice.

Projects will appear as bubbles in the map and buyers can filter through them easily.

Vasant Prabhu, secretary, MahaRERA, said, “Homebuyers will become aware of all the projects in a particular area of interest.” Buyers will get a precise idea of the number of social amenities, such as educational institutions, markets, hospitals and nearby stations, etc, near the projects, he said. MahaRERA has appealed to all builders to make their projects available on the map.

This initiative comes after builders have for years misled builders by claiming their projects are near stations or markets or schools.

According to Shirish Deshpande, chairman, Mumbai Grahak Panchayat, a consumer body, this initiative will be a boon for homebuyers. “There have been multiple cases where builders just sold their apartments by misguiding the buyers, leaving them in a lurch. It is especially helpful for those who are new to the area,” said Deshpande.

First Published: Jul 19, 2018 11:31 IST