Noida Development Authority
NOIDA: The Noida Authority sealed several under-construction housing projects in Sector 110 on Sunday. The projects, belonging to six different developers, were illegally coming up on government land in Bhangel after their layout plans were cleared by zila panchayat, said officials. The developers continued construction work despite notices by the Authority.
The Authority had issued notices to the developers on September 25, asking them to either stop work or face demolition.
The Authority's move has left those who have booked flats in these housing projects worried, with a few protesting against the developers for not disclosing project land details. The projects are located on khasra (plot) number 176, 177, 178, 179 and 180 in Sector 110, said a senior official.
"The group housing projects were coming up on the land earmarked for green belt and a road project, in violation of the Noida Master Plan 2031. Work on the projects can't be allowed to continue as the land falls under the authority's notified jurisdiction and are meant for public purpose," said M C Tyagi of Noida Authority.
A team of cops and authority engineers first sealed a project in Block A of Sector 110, following which several other illegal projects were sealed.
The developers however claimed to have started construction after getting approval for layout plans by the Gautam Budh Nagar district panchayat. "The Noida Authority has no right to seal the projects. Our projects are on Abadi land and construction started only after the panchayat's approval. We will move court so that we can fulfill promises made to our buyers," said a builder.
The authority has, however asked home buyers not to buy flats in such housing projects. "We have already written to the DM and UP government to direct district panchayats not to approve such illegal projects," said the official.
"We will take up this issue which affects thousands of families," said Getamber Anand, president (elect), CREDAI.
"The government must act to protect the common man's interest," said Amit Gupta, MD, Orris Infrastructure.