UP RERA's move to ask people for queries on Twitter gets mixed response
UP RERA's move to ask people for queries on Twitter gets mixed response
Mirah Zamin
UP RERA's move to ask people for queries on Twitter gets mixed response
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UP RERA's move to ask people for queries on Twitter gets mixed response

After Uttar Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (UP RERA) asked people to raise their queries on its Twitter handle, there has been a mixed reactions from the people on the social media platforms

CitySpidey talked to a few residents of Noida and Greater Noida to understand what they think about this initiative taken by the UP RERA.

Manish Kumar, a resident of Arihant Arden in Greater Noida, said, “UP RERA is helping buyers a lot in addressing builder-buyer issues especially the cases of delay in possession. It has been seen that the UP RERA is giving judgments in favour of buyers and directing builders to pay delay penalty. But, as a homebuyer, I still have questions which need some attention.”

He added, “I want to understand what are the provisions in case a builder fails to give possession of a flat (with OC/CC) in the time agreed with the UP RERA. What if the builder refuses to give a delayed penalty as per judgment? And, most important, what happens when a builder files bankruptcy in the meantime?”

Amit Gupta, an aggrieved Amrapali homebuyer raised questions on RTI section of the UP RERA website being non-functional.

He sought answers on how RERA plans to solve the issues of homebuyers. On the other hand, some people felt that this was a mere tactics to prove that they are doing something. 

Another cheated Amrapali homebuyer Sumil Jalota said, “UP-RERA is a toothless body which cannot take any action against the builder. They issue you an RC that too at a lower rate of interest than prescribed. Then, you are told to contact the DM to get the RC.”

“La Residentia in Greater Noida has a completion date of December 2019 which is not possible. RERA will cancel its registration and buyers will be left to suffer. What is the use of such a forum when no concrete solution can be provided to buyers,” he added.

Many people also reminded RERA to answer to the complaint which they have already registered. One buyer said on Twitter, “What is the use of running such a campaign, when you can't even reply or take action against the complaint that we as homebuyer raise against the builder.”

Talking to CitySpidey, a resident of Prateek Wisteria raised questions on the working of the forum. Chakresh Jain questioned, “Why there is no judicial powers with RERA. Why can't it issue a non-bailable warrant of arrest against the builders who trouble ordinary people.”

Meanwhile, people were also seen giving suggestions by tagging the official handle and using the hashtag.