Six developers of the Ghaziabad region involved in the construction of flats for the low income group (LIG) and economically weaker sections (EWS) have been given six month’s time by the Ghaziabad Development Authority to complete the work.
GDA has made it clear that it will monitor the progress of work every fortnight and if these developers fail to meet the deadline, heavy penalty will be imposed.
As per norms, it is mandatory for developers to construct 10% of total flats under EWS and LIG schemes. “We’ve identified six developers who have faltered in handing over flats to beneficiaries under the EWS and LIG schemes. While Uppal Chadda group has to deliver 500 LIG and 432 EWS flats under its hi-tech city scheme, Crossings Infrastructure is supposed to build 496 EWS and 466 LIG apartments,” said VN Singh, OSD to GDA.
Other developers include Samag that is due to deliver 360 flats each under LIG and EWS schemes, SMV 220 LIG and 209 EWS flats, Agarwal Associates 24 LIG and 236 EWS flats and Ansals 208 LIG and 256 EWS flats. “They have been given time till March 2019 to deliver the flats and GDA will fortnightly monitor the progress made in all these projects,” added Singh.
According to a 2012 government order, all government, private and cooperative housing schemes above 3,000 sq m area are required to allocate allot 20% of total dwelling units to people from EWS and LIG background — 10% for EWS and 10% for LIG people.