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FAR increase is unjust means to earn money: Noida RWAs

CONRWA president P S Jain said increasing FAR merely to earn money is totally wrong as the Authority already has a strong financial base.

FAR increase is unjust means to earn money: Noida RWAs

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NOIDA: The residents have upped the ante against the proposed increase in floor area ratio (FAR) of builder plots by the Noida Authority, saying the increase not only amounts to contravention of the already declared Master Plan 2021-2031, but is also an unjust means to earn money.

In a letter to Noida Authority CEO Deepak Agarwal on Monday, the Confederation of NCR Residents Welfare Associations (CONRWA) said builders have already flouted many rules with regard to FAR in connivance with the Authority in constructing housing societies, which include disregard to fire safety measures as well as generating additional population density as against the original master plan.

“The proposed increase in FAR of builder plots is absolutely baseless because it’s against Master Plan 2021-2031. The master plan was drawn up considering residential, commercial, group housing and industrial plot area, as well as population density, infrastructure, road width, and open and green lands. It should be changed only under special circumstances necessitated by public interest,” CONRWA president P S Jain told TOI.

Jain said increasing FAR merely to earn money is totally wrong as the Authority already has a strong financial base. “Instead, it should seek repayment of loans provided to other government agencies. This money belongs to the residents of Noida. The existing high population density of the city has already created problems like traffic jams, pollution, encroachments and lack of parking space,” he said.

Chetan Sharma, CONRWA secretary general, said that once approved, the FAR of any builder/group housing plot should not be increased as it has a ripple effect on the agreed plan for the allottees. “If the FAR is increased, builders will construct additional floors over the existing towers. This will increase the load on existing buildings, which was not considered while preparing the infrastructure plan initially,” Sharma said.

In case the builder develops a new tower after the change, it will affect the open area ratio of the plot and increase the population density, he added. “Residents will have to face the many problems related to this, like lack of adequate sunlight and green areas, increase in pollution and traffic and inadequate parking spaces. FAR should not be increased,” Jain further said.

CONRWA is supported by the Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Associations (FONRWA) in this demand. “An increase in FAR on already allotted flats is illegal as it will affect small investors. The number of flats will increase in comparison to the intimated numbers at the time of booking,” said N P Singh, president, FONRWA.

The Authority, which had proposed amending the bylaws in a board meeting in October last year, had last week sought suggestions from the public on the matter. The proposed amendment, sought by the department of architecture and planning, aims to increase the density of persons per hectare by 5% in group housing societies.

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Deadline for Metro line in Ghaziabad extended to June 2018

Announcing the new deadline, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) managing director Mangu Singh said the construction work was afoot on the project and June 2017 was an impossible deadline.

Deadline for Metro line in Ghaziabad extended to June 2018

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GHAZIABAD: The deadline for the Dilshad Garden – New Bus Stand Metro line project covering 9.41km has been extended by a year from June 2017 to June 2018.

Announcing the new deadline, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) managing director Mangu Singh said the construction work was afoot on the project and June 2017 was an impossible deadline. “I don’t know the exact figures but the civil construction of the project is 80-85% complete. It is due for completion in June 2018,” Singh said at a private function of Sanskar Group of Colleges at Ghaziabad.

However, Vijay Kumar Yadav, GDA vice-chairman, told TOI that the project would be completed by November this year. “The project has been pending for long and was to be ready by June 2017 but some work remains to be done. So it will be over by October or November 2017,” Yadav said.

When asked about the ongoing construction at Arthala in Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad, despite a land issue with the sales tax department, which currently owns the land, Singh said, “DMRC still doesn’t possess the land but hopes for an early solution.”

Singh said that DMRC had anticipated land problems like this when it began the construction here.

“That is why the viaduct we are using here is independent of the station. So we will complete the Metro line construction anyway,” Singh said. “In the worst-case scenario, if the land issue is not resolved, we will bypass the Arthala station and will still run the Metro line,” he added.

Out of the total budget of Rs 2,210 crore for the construction of the Metro line, the DMRC chief said an estimated Rs 900 crore has been received while Rs 1,310 crore is still pending.

GDA has paid Rs 590 crore, Avas Vikas Parishad Rs 50 crore, and UPSIDC Rs 3.3 crore.

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Day after, Ghaziabad development body clears road in Indirapuram

A super sucker machine, a jetting machine and two dumping trucks were deployed to clean the road of overflowing drain water.

Day after, Ghaziabad development body clears road in IndirapuramGHAZIABAD: A day after TOI reported about the mess in Ahimsa Khand 2 in Indirapuram as water from the drains was overflowing on the road since Sunday, the Ghaziabad Development Authority swung into action and cleaned the area on Monday.

A super sucker machine, a jetting machine and two dumping trucks were deployed to clean the road of overflowing drain water. The task was overseen by a GDA team. On Monday, members of the Green Team, an association of women residents of a dozen housing societies in the area, also barricaded footpaths alongside the road with barbed wires in order to prohibit hawkers and vendors from squatting.

“The dumping trucks will collect the overflowing water and dispose it elsewhere. A team of officials has been deputed to the spot. They have been asked to conduct the cleaning operation smoothly,” executive engineer, GDA, Chakresh Jain, told TOI.

On Sunday, residents of several housing societies had complained to the GDA after water from clogged drains began overflowing onto the Mall Road. The GDA had, however, told residents that a plan to undertake cleaning of drains in the area has been hanging balance owing to the imposition of the model code of conduct for the assembly polls.

Residents have alleged that the drains are being clogged owing to improper disposal of waste materials and garbage into it by hawkers and vendors squatting over slabs covering the drains.

“We have placed heavy flower pots on the slabs covering the drains after barricading them with barbed wires. This will prevent slabs from getting stolen. In the past, several slabs have been stolen. Garbage is being dumped into drains through these holes,” said Sunita Khokhar, a resident of SPS Heights and also a member of the Green Team.

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States have no power to dilute Real Estate Act, may face public outcry: Venkaiah Naidu

Naidu also urged the states and UTs to rise to the occasion and implement the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016 from May 1 this year

States have no power to dilute Real Estate Act, may face public outcry: Venkaiah Naidu

Venkaiah Naidu

NEW DELHI: Coming down heavily on the states that have diluted the real estate regulatory Act, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said states have no power to dilute the provisions and this will have serious implications including public outcry.

The minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) also urged the states and Union Territories to rise to the occasion and implement the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016 from May 1 this year.

“There are some media reports that some states have diluted some provisions of the Act in the rules notified by them (HUPA). States don’t have such powers and I hope such reports are not true,” Naidu said while addressing a meeting of chief secretaries and senior officials of states and union territories here.

“Today, I want to make it clear that any compromise with the spirit of the Act will have serious implications including public outcry. Whoever does so will have to face the public outcry,” he added.

On the ambiguity about ongoing projects, Nandita Chatterjee, secretary, ministry of HUPA, clarified that all the ongoing projects that have not received completion certificates till May 1, 2017 would come under the purview of the real estate Act.

Abhay Upadhyay, convener of home buyers’ group Fight for RERA, feels it was necessary to clarify to states that they cannot dilute Real Estate Rules in favour of builders. “We now hope, states will now frame stringent RERA rules and all dilutions in favour of builders done by many states will be revoked,” he said.

The ministry of HUPA made it clear that no amendments to the Act would be considered at this stage. On states’ demanded to relax the minimum plot size of 500 square meter proposed in the Act for registration of projects with regulatory authorities, Chatterjee clarified that the minimum plot size of 500 sqm was arrived at after several rounds of discussions by the Parliamentary Committees and in the Parliament and it can’t be altered now.

States also raised the issue of excluding balconies from the definition of carpet area, to which the ministry explained that it posed no problems as costing could be accordingly informed to the buyers.

The ministry also urged the states to form interim regulatory authorities, as proposed in the Act, to put in place necessary institutional mechanisms so that full fledged regulatory authorities could become functional from May 1 this year.

So far, states like Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chandigarh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nager Haveli, Daman & Diu and Lakshadweep have notified the real estate rules.

However, states such as ​Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry said they would notify the real estate rules in February.

Punjab and Uttarakhand, however, said they would notify the rules after the state assembly elections.

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