Health Dept To Levy Fine On Noida Developers Failing To Provide Mosquito-Free Environment
When one thinks of affordable property in the national capital region, one invariably thinks of Noida. This information technology hub’s success, in fact, has largely depended on its real estate. However, Noida has constantly also been in news because of the many ailments its real estate faces.
This is the city which is home to a large number of housing projects that have failed to meet several completion deadlines. This affordable property hub is also the city where roads are bad, traffic conditions are insane, sanitation system is in tatters.
After the Noida authorities, in April, advised homebuyers and tenants in the city to make sure they do not live in units that are mosquito infected, the health department of Gautam Budh Nagar has come out with a directive for all gated communities, offices and hospitals to inspect the properties for presence of mosquitos. These structures, after the check, will have to issue an undertaking stating they would take action to prevent mosquito breeding sites.
Developers who fail to do so, cases will be lodged against them. So far, the department has fined around 20 offenders under the UP Prevention and Control of Malaria, Dengue, Kala Azar and any Vector-Borne Diseases Regulations, 2016.
“Builders, estate managers or those in charge of maintenance of institutes and commercial buildings will have to put up a notice to residents and employees, saying that if their premises have mosquito breeding sites, they would take necessary steps to prevent bites,” District Magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar BN Singh was quoted as saying in an ETRealty.com report.
In April, the district magistrate had issued an advisory to property buyers, saying they should not take possession of units unless the project is certified to be following the Uttar Pradesh Vector-Borne Disease rules. Under the UP Prevention and Control of Malaria, Dengue and Any Vector Borne Disease regulation 2016, buyers should not accept possession of units without ensuring the project has received a certificate for having in place an anti-mosquito mechanism.