Home buyers urge UP CM Yogi Adityanath to revoke diluted RERA rules

Home buyers have appealed to Yogi Adityanath, the newly appointed chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, to revoke the diluted Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA) rules notified by the erstwhile government in the state and notify fresh rules in lines with the rules set by the Centre.

While home buyers’ body Noida Extension Flat Owners Welfare Association (Nefowa) has already written a letter to the UP chief minister today, with RERA being one of their major demands, another association Fight for RERA had tweeted to the CM yesterday with its demands and is also writing a letter to apprise him of the situation, which it intends to send today.

“The RERA rules in UP should should be notified without any dilution and the real estate regulatory authority should be set up in a transparent and timely manner,” said Abhishek Kumar, president, Nefowa.

Massive mandate for BJP in Uttar Pradesh, has raised hopes and expectations of homebuyers across India, according to Abhay Upadhyay, national convenor, Fight For RERA.

“Revoking the rules will not only boost the sentiments of homebuyers across India but will also boost the faith of citizens on Prime Minsiter in general and your Government in particular.”

Nefowa in its letter has also demanded for an audit of the Noida and Greater Noida Authorities by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) and investigation of the corrupt officials by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

“We have also asked the UP CM to remove all the senior and junior officials of Noida and Greater Noida Authorities as they have worked for the benefit of builders more than the buyers,” Kumar said.

The association has also urged Adityanath to ask builders to expedite project construction, strictly follow the UP Apartment Act and give compensation for delay to the buyers.

The Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016 was notified by the ministry of housing & urban poverty alleviation (HUPA) on May 1 last year for the six Union Territories without legislature. The HUPA rules also will act as the model rules for other states.

While Uttar Pradesh was the first among the states to notify the rules, it diluted the Act taking several ongoing projects out of regulatory body’s purview as well as decreasing the penalty for offences.

Prime minister Narendra Modi recently had raised the issue of many homebuyers in NCR being duped by the builder lobby who do not hand over the flats on time at his Ghaziabad rally for UP elections.

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