UP chief secretary visits Noida Authority to review builder-buyer woes
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UP chief secretary visits Noida Authority to review builder-buyer woes

He said criminal or civil action would be initiated against defaulter buyers, depending on the findings of the financial audit report of 67 builders submitted by the three authorities.   

UP chief secretary visits Noida Authority to review builder-buyer woes

During his maiden visit to Noida yesterday, Rajiv Kumar, the chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh, warned that defaulter builders must be ready to face the music after all three authorities — Noida Authority, Greater Noida Authority and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority — submitted the financial audit reports of 67 builders.

Kumar said these words during a meeting with all the three authorities. The meeting’s objective was to review the development of builder-buyer issues in the district.

“The financial audit report of builders with housing projects in Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway will be finalised and handed over to the UP government within the next three or four days,” he confirmed.

Sources in the government said many builders had transferred public money to other accounts and declared themselves bankrupt — they were all on the government's radar and should be ready to face legal action.

“Once the reports are out, we will take criminal or civil action against builders, depending on the findings in the audit reports,” Kumar added.

“Currently, we can hand over 25,000 flats, and have asked the three authorities to prepare a roadmap on the next 25,000 homes that have to be handed over in the next two months. We have listened to the recommendations for setting up a dedicated municipal body in Noida, and we'll try to work on that,” said Kumar.

Besides reviewing the builder-buyer issues, Kumar also checked the status of several big-ticket infrastructural projects in all the three regions.

He further directed Noida Authority CEO Alok Tandon to have a door-to-door garbage collection, segregation and disposal system in place in the next two months. The chief promised a clean and green district by June 2018. Currently, Noida generates a whopping 600 tonnes of municipal waste every day. About 1,600 health department workers strive to keep the city clean.

Besides civic issues, Superintendent of Police (Rural), Suniti Singh, also requested the chief secretary to increase the personnel strength in the district to curb the rise of crime.