Taking note of lack of maintenance at the vacant plots, the Noida Authority issued a public notice on Wednesday, in which it warned the allottees that possession would be taken back and lease deeds cancelled if corrective action was not taken immediately. The Authority also said officials have been asked to conduct inspections across the city to identify the allottees who have failed to construct on their plots within the stipulated time-frame. If no plausible reasons are recorded with the Authority for delay in construction, these residential plots will also face lease deed cancellations, officials said.
Saumya Srivastava, deputy CEO of Noida Authority, said he has directed the building cell and project engineers of Noida to conduct a survey to shortlist plots of non-resident allottees where proper care has not been taken and is causing inconvenience to neighbours.
“We have received frequent complaints from residents and our officers that Noida has scores of vacant plots with minimal allowed construction, which are lying in a shambles for decades. Some of these are also reportedly being misused by residents for unauthorised land use. Some are being used by scrapdealers, posing a risk to residents as they could be housing criminals,” Srivastava said. “Notices are being sent to property owners daily but to no avail,” he said.
According to officials, allottees are only required to complete 50% construction of the floor area ratio (FAR) and they are entitled to a completion certificate for the building. However, many of these temporary constructions do not even have a caretaker, which creates problems for the neighbourhood.
Through the public notice, Authority officials have also reiterated their policy on delay in construction on plots, which came into being in June 2015. Till then, residential plot allottees had to shell out additional sums at the rate of 4%, 5% and 6% respectively of the allotment rate for an extension period of three years for construction on the vacant plot. Thereafter, allottees were charged for any extension time for construction at the rate of 4% of the current prevailing rate of the sector where the plots were located in. That in turn led to allottees incurring huge penalties.
Starting June 19, 2015, allottees started being charged 7%, 8%, 9%, 10%, 11%, 12% and 13% of the allotment rate for extension up to 10 years. From the 11th year onwards, allottees are to be charged a penalty of 25% of the allotment rate. “However, this policy will be applicable only till June 17, 2017, for allottees who have not constructed for 10 years or more,” the DCEO said. “If allottees are unable to construct till then, we will cancel their lease deeds and confiscate their plots,” he said.
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