17 Gzb projects denied completion certificates
The Ghaziabad Development Authority on Monday rejected the applications for completion certificates submitted by 17 developers which includes 14 group housing and 3 commercial projects.
According to the officials, these builders have not fulfilled the laid-down criteria for completion and had allegedly filed their applications against the criteria mentioned in Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA). The builders have also not fulfilled the necessary conditions, while the construction work on their projects was also found incomplete.
"Following the submission of their applications, inspections were conducted at these builder's sites. We have found that all the 17 projects have not complied with all our laid-down norms for obtaining completion certificate and are incomplete in some respect or the other. The projects are still ongoing and the builders have applied for the completion certificate without completing the necessary amenities at these projects. Hence, we have rejected the applications and asked the developer to make the changes or complete the remaining work before reapplying for the document," said a senior GDA official.
"The builders whose applications were rejected include Ansal housing with project in Raj Nagar Ghaziabad, Crossing Republic Infratech Private Limited's project at plot number GH-5, Mahagun Phase-2 on NH-24, Ajnara housing project in village NoorNagar in Ghaziabad, RKGIT College (women's wing) and various other group housing and residential projects," the official said.
According to GDA officials, the completion certificate is issued by the authority to certify that the real estate project has been developed as per the sanctioned plan, layout plan and specifications, as approved under the local laws. It also certifies that the particular housing project is complete in all respects and is ready for living.
As per Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016, which came into force on May 1, 2017, it requires developers to get all ongoing as well as under-construction projects that have not received completion certificate, registered with regulatory authorities within three months, i.e, by the end of July. Failing to do so, they are not issued with the completion or occupancy certificates.