NOIDA: The Uttar Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (UP-Rera) has deregistered 16 builder projects in Shahberi. The move comes a month after Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath ordered officials to fix accountability of Shahberi developers.
Calling it an “oversight” at the time of registration of the projects with the regulator in 2017, officials said the 16 projects were taken off the UP-Rera list on Tuesday and the same was conveyed to the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority.
In June this year, GNIDA had surveyed Shahberi and identified 1,453 apartment projects, illegally constructed on Shahberi land.
“When UP-Rera was formed and the builders were asked to register the projects, all projects were registered. But only later we realised Shahberi is not a planned area and UP-Rera can’t register any project. So we decided to deregister them,” UP-Rera member Balwinder Kumar said. With the projects now being taken off the UP-Rera list, the legal veil some projects had, despite the area being declared illegal by GNIDA, is now lifted.
“While there are hundreds of projects in Shahberi, only 16 had got themselves registered with UP-Rera. The rest have strategically kept themselves out of the UP-Rera net, so as to remain out of the regulator’s framework,” Kumar added. After the area was declared illegal, gangster act has been invoked by the administration against fraudulent builders. So far, 71 FIRs have been lodged against rogue builders over illegal constructions in Shahberi and nearby areas.