MahaRERA Violation: CIDCO Advertises Lottery 2018 Without RERA Registration
In a major violation of MahaRERA norms by a state agency, Navi Mumbai town planning authority CIDCO has advertised its recently launched housing project (CIDCO Lottery 2018) without registering them with RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Act).
City-based consumer body Mumbai Grahak Panchayat (MGP) has filed a complaint with the MahaRERA seeking to penalise CIDCO for advertising 11 housing projects lottery 2018 without registering with the regulator and not mentioning the registration numbers of the ones registered on the advertisements.
In a letter to MahaRERA chief, MGP has alleged that out of the 11 housing projects advertised in newspapers and marketed on its website, only two located in Ghansoli are registered.
In spite of there being no MahaRERA registration for these nine projects, they are also being prominently advertised, marketed, with photos of Prime Minister and Chief Minister, which is in gross violation of section 3(1) of Rera, MGP said in the letter.
CIDCO (City and Industrial Development Corporation), earlier in the day, had said it has got registration numbers for four projects in total, including those in Ghansoli and Dronagiri, and had applied for the registrations for the remaining projects.
However, a CIDCO spokesperson later told, we had not mentioned the registration numbers in the advertisements. But we have now received the registration numbers for all the 11 projects.
On August 11, CIDCO had announced lottery 2018 – 14,838 affordable homes under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). The housing projects will come up in 11 locations in the five nodes of Taloja, Kalamboli, Kharghar, Ghansoli and Dronagiri in Navi Mumbai.
MGP has sought imposition of penalty up to 10 per cent of the projects cost as provided under Section 59 (a) of RERA for advertising nine unregistered projects in violation of Section 3 (a) and up to five per cent of the project cost of all 11 projects under Section 61 for not publishing MahaRERA registration numbers and not giving MahaRERA website address in the said advertisement.
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