Alleged irregularities in the UP Rera website are weakened the objective and effectiveness of the RERA Act, which was enacted around four months ago to safeguard the interests of homebuyers, said a section of homebuyers.
An official of Fed AOA (apartment owners’ associations), who has found a number of defaults in the website, has recently written to urban development minister Suresh Khanna, seeking corrective measures.
Alok Kumar, the president of Fed AOA, while pointing out the faults, said, “The website, which was launched by chief minister Yogi Adityanath amid with much fanfare in July, assured to contain all particulars about developers and their projects. However, very few developers have provided detailed information about their projects on the website. This is a violation of Rule 14 of the UP Rera Act, which makes it binding for developers to provide point-wise details of their projects on the website”.
Kumar further said that in the absence of detailed reports, buyers are likely to fall into the trap of developers. “It’s defeating the objective of the Rera.”
The website should particularly have true information disclosure on the track records of developers, status of the fire, environmental and other necessary clearances, among others.
But, Kumar claimed, that only 10 % of the details of such details have been uploaded.
Rera rules have been violated blatantly by the government and the agencies concerned, they have done little to prevail upon the defaulted developers to fall in line.
Kumar further alleged “Just have a cursory glance on the website and you will see that close to 200 projects have been uploaded but hardly any project carries detailed information,”