Will Take Legal Action Against Errant Builders: Ministers Tell Ghaziabad Homebuyers
Real estate developers who have not been able to deliver their residential projects in Ghaziabad are staring at touch action. On April 23, Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Suresh Khanna said that legal action would be taken against builders who had failed to deliver while stating that the state government was committed to guard the interest of homebuyers. Khanna is a part of a three-member team that was appointed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath last year to resolve the issues of homebuyers in the twin cities of Noida and Ghaziabad. Ministers Satish Mahana and Suresh Rana are the other two members of the panel.
“We can take action as per the legal framework and will use all legal options available to us. There is a court order 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 said.
In a meeting with developers held in August last year, the panel members had warned them of launching action if units were not delivered in a time-bound manner.
Official figures show there are 25 real estate developers who are yet to deliver their projects in Ghaziabad. Of the 19,990 sanctioned housing units, 15,790 have been completed. However, only 8,662 units have been offered for possession. So far, FIRs have been lodged against seven of them
Meanwhile, the Ghaziabad District Planning Committee also has approved a budget of Rs 216 crore to develop infrastructure in the financial year 2018-19 during the review meeting. While Rs 59 crore of this Budget would be spent on building and maintaining roads, Rs 9.32 crore would be spent on boosting water supply.