RERA to set up bench in Noida, hear 4,000 pending complaints

RERA to set up bench in Noida, hear 4,000 pending complaints
13/08/2018 , by , in News/Views

The Real Estate Regulatory Authority (Rera) is set to open its western UP bench in Greater Noida in a few days, at a time 4,000 complaints related to issues over flats from Noida and Ghaziabad are waiting to be heard.

The bench will operate from the old building of the Greater Noida Authority’s office in Gamma 2. The building had been lying vacant since the Authority’s office was shifted to Knowledge Park IV. Two of the bench members will hear cases in the Greater Noida office, while the remaining two will be in Lucknow.

Although Rera has been operational in the state since April 2017, it was only last week that the state appointed former chief secretary Rajive Kumar as its full-time chairman. Kumar replaced Nitin Ramesh Gokarn, principal secretary (housing), who was the interim chairman.

A bench of the Rera committee had been a long-standing demand of homebuyers and residents of Noida and Ghaziabad. Sources said the decision to set up a bench in Greater Noida had been driven by the fact that around 80% of the complaints related to housing had come from Noida and Ghaziabad, which has seen a real estate boom over the last decade.

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