Yogi tightens noose around errant builders, asks Noida authority to monitor housing projects
The UP CM Yogi Adityanath has directed the Noida authority to take strong action against builders, who harass homebuyers. The CM has directed the authority to monitor housing projects under construction on a monthly basis.Updated: Apr 28, 2017 16:43 IST
In a move that will check deviations from promised construction plans by builders, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath directed the Noida authority to monitor under-construction housing projects. The CM has also asked the authority to take strong steps against builders who harass homebuyers, officials said.
The order follows complaints of no action against builders who flout laws and harass investors and buyers. Till now, the authority examined a housing project only once it was completed, as a result complaints of deviations and unauthorised construction went unheard.
“Now we have decided to monitor an under-construction housing project regularly, even on monthly basis if required. UP CM Yogi Adityanath has clearly asked us to take strict action against any builder if he is troubling a buyer,” said Shishir Singh additional chief executive officer of the Noida authority.
The order will come to the aid of homebuyers whose complaints went unheard as officials examined projects only after the construction had been completed. It also provides more teeth to the authority to check builders.
“Most builders promise park, pool and club to lure buyers. Once the flats are sold, the builders change layout. He constructs residential towers on green land and flouts the sanctioned map. It happens because the authority refuses to monitor an under-construction housing project,” said Varun Sidana, a homebuyer.
However, after the new order, Noida officials said that they will take action if the buyers complain to them about deviation from sanctioned map.
In Amrapali’s Zodiac housing complex in Sector 120, for example, buyers complained that the builder had promised them a park named ‘Rose Valley’ but built a market there instead. After inspection, the Noida authority found that the builder had deviated from the approved plan and issued a notice to the Amrapali group, asking it to demolish illegal market in the residential complex.
In the past, officials complained that they did not have enough legal powers to punish builders at the construction stage. “Earlier we used to scrutinise a housing project after the builder would submit an application of completion. But now we have decided to scrutinize construction at every stage because it is not easy to demolish construction done in deviation of sanctioned map,” said Singh.