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The Greater Noida bench of the Uttar Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (UP RERA) is all set to hold two special hearings every week apart from four regular sittings in order to address the complaints of buyers against unregistered real estate projects.

The authority has over 550 such complaints which are currently lying with them, so in order to speed up the stalled work; the decision was taken in a meeting with Noida and Greater Noida authorities on Wednesday.

Elaborating on the above information, UP RERA member, Balwinder Kumar said, “Non-registration of an ongoing real estate project is a violation under the RERA Act. Developers of such projects could be fined up to 10% of the total cost on the first offence and jailed for subsequent offence.”

Kumar also said that currently, the authority has received 554 complaints which have been filed by buyers of such projects that are not registered with us. “The secretary of UP-RERA, Rajive Kumar, himself will be hearing those cases at the Greater Noida bench twice a week,” Kumar added.

He further told that from past few months there has been an influx in such type of complaints from the homebuyers end. Initially, the authority was receiving about 20-25 complaints per day but now the number of complaints has risen to over 50 a day. So to meet this increased demand, the Bench has decided to hear these grievances in Greater Noida four times a week.

So far UP-RERA has received a total of 8211 complaints and of these 2172 has been heard. Due to maximum number of complaints from Noida, Greater Noida, Meerut, Ghaziabad, and other regions, the western bench of UP RERA has been established on September 4.

Recently, UP RERA has also decided to rate developers based on their past their track record hence saving home buyers from any fraudulent activity.