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Noida homebuyers hold rally, to boycott polls

Raising the slogan ‘NoHouseNoVote’, over 400 protesters participated in the rally which started from Noida Stadium at 11am.

Noida homebuyers hold rally, to boycott pollsNOIDA: A motorcycle rally was organised by members of Noida Extension Flat Owners’ Welfare Association (Nefowa) in the city on Sunday to call for boycott of upcoming assembly polls. Raising the slogan ‘NoHouseNoVote’, over 400 protesters participated in the rally which started from Noida Stadium at 11am. The rally culminated at Noida Extension at 4pm.

“We started from Sector 18, and crossed Sector 16A, Golf Course. After crossing various sectors, we finally reached Noida Extension. We have urged all the homebuyers to cast their votes using NOTA. Roughly 10,000 buyers from Noida-Greater Noida would opt for NOTA,” Abhishek Kumar, president, Nefowa, said.

Insisting that the home buyers have been struggling to claim possession of their flats since 2009, Indrish Gupta, co-founder, Nefowa added, “We have approached all the political parties, and so far no one has come forward to support the cause of homebuyers. Eventually, we have been compelled to call for a poll boycott.”

“We have been running the #NoHouseNoVote campaign for several months. This is our major conclusive campaign before the UP polls. The message is simple – as the politicians do not pay heed to the buyers’ need, wewill not cast our votes,” Shweta Bharti, general secretary, Nefowa added.

Traffic snarls were caused momentarily at various crossings as the bikers moved in tandem. The rally ended at 4 pm.

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NGT has no power to decide on real estate project exemption: Environment ministry

The ministry in its affidavit referred to a recent Bombay high court judgement while challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal.

NGT has no power to decide on real estate project exemption: Environment ministryNEW DELHI: Union environment ministry has questioned the jurisdiction of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to take a decision on the Centre’s recent notification which exempted bigger building projects from the time-consuming ‘prior’ green clearance and brought smaller ones within the ambit of ‘environmental conditions’ through easy ‘self declaration’ procedures.

In its affidavit filed before the NGT last week, the ministry noted that the tribunal has “no jurisdiction to test the validity of a subordinate legislation” issued by the Centre in exercise of its powers enshrined under existing Act.

The affidavit was filed in response to a plea of the Society for Protection of Environment and Biodiversity which sought quashing of the December 9 notification on the grounds that it was in contravention to the provisions of the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA), 2006 and the and Environment Protection Act, 1986.

The ministry in its affidavit referred to a recent Bombay high court judgement while challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal. It also argued that through the notification it has attempted to decentralise the clearance process and integrate the environmental conditions in building permissions.

“World over, this responsibility of granting building permission and incorporating and enforcing environmental concerns in these projects during construction and post-construction is being done by the local authorities. The ministry has taken note of the apprehensions regarding present lack of capacity in local authorities for undertaking such task, and built in corrective measures to take into account the fact that local authorities are best placed and suited to undertake this task most effectively,” the ministry said.

Environmental lawyer Sanjay Upadhyay, however, said, “In my view, the NGT does have the jurisdiction although a limited one. The NGT has passed a detailed judgement on the subject (earlier) which has not been overturned by the Supreme Court“.

NGT will hear the matter on February 2. Seeking to simplify environmental clearance processes for building projects, the ministry has made changes in the EIA rules which now integrate environmental condition in building bye-laws to fast-track permissions.

 

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DTCP asks Unitech to submit revival plan for Gurgaon’s Vistas project

The DTCP’s directions came following a meeting of homebuyers with Unitech officials at the project site in Sector 70 on Monday.

DTCP asks Unitech to submit revival plan for Gurgaon Vistas projectGURUGRAM: The department of town and country planning (DTCP) has asked Unitech to submit a revival plan for Vistas, along with a timeline for completion of the housing project that was launched in Gurgaon in 2009 but remains under construction eight years on.

The department has also asked the real estate company to provide details of source of fund for completion of the project and open an escrow account which will be jointly managed by Unitech and RWA representatives. The DTCP’s directions came following a meeting of homebuyers with Unitech officials at the project site in Sector 70 on Monday. Unitech had launched Vistas in 2009 and it was expected to be completed in the next three years. Initially it comprised of 1,252 units in phase 1, but later the developer increased the number of units to 1,516, with the launch of the second phase by revising its plan, for which approval from DTCP is still pending.

“Even after several years, the developer has not been able to complete the project. Work has not even started in some of the blocks. We had approached the developer endlessly to get updates but never received a satisfactory response,” said Naveen Yadav, a homebuyer. “We are hoping that the government will intervene in the matter and help us in getting our home,” he added.

Sandeep Mishra, another investor, alleged that licence (issued for three years) for the Vistas project had lapsed long time back and the developer has not been able to renew it.

“The flats were sold out, but till date the developer has not able to get approval for its second phase,” said Mishra.

When contacted, assistant town planner RS Batth told TOI, “We have asked Unitech to give timeline for its projects, including Vistas, and share the source of fund to complete the projects. In case of Vistas, the developer has also been asked to open an escrow account with homebuyers,” he added.

A Unitech spokesperson said, “We are in regular touch with the buyers and making all efforts to complete the Vistas project. The company has managed to arrange the fund and construction work has started on the site and hoping to deliver on our promise made to buyers.”

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