Deliver Project To Get Map Approval For Other Projects: GDA To Builders
In April this year, Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Suresh Khanna said that legal action would be taken against builders, who had failed to deliver homes while stating that the state government was committed to guard the interest of homebuyers. Consequently, the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) filed first information reports (FIRs) against several developers.
“We can take action as per the legal framework and will use all legal options available to us. There is a court direction which says that an arrest cannot be made in cases where the punishment is fewer than seven years. However, a chargesheet will be filed in such cases. We are with homebuyers and it is the government’s stand that we will get them relief,” Khanna had said.
Since filing of FIRs against some of the major realtors did not yield the desired results, the GDA has now come up with another pressure tactic to ensure homebuyers are delivered their homes soon.
After a meeting between top officials of the administration and homebuyers last week, the development body has decided not to issue building plan approval to those developers who are yet to deliver projects.
“The GDA had previously lodged FIRs against six builders but that seem to have little effect on them. So, we have decided to stall all work related to map approvals of their ongoing projects, which will goad them to deliver flats as early as possible,” GDA Officer on Special Duty VK Singh was quoted by The Times of India as saying.
Official figures show there are 25 real estate developers who are yet to deliver their projects in Ghaziabad. So far, FIRs have been lodged against seven of them. Of the 19,990 sanctioned housing units, 15,790 have been completed. However, only 8,662 units have been offered for possession.