ORERA stays BDA project over RERA violation allegation

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Odisha Real Estate Regulatory Authority (ORERA) has stayed a housing project undertaken by Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) in Bhubaneswar and sought a reply on why the registration certificate of the project not be revoked.

As per the reports, ORERA found the noncompliance of the norms of Real Estate Act by the BDA in it’s housing project.  BDA has been asked to comply to the show cause notice by October 11 the date on which the next hearing is scheduled.

RERA activist Bimalendu Pradhan had sought the intervention of ORERA pointing out that the term ‘super built-up area’ used by the BDA in its notice issued on July 22, 2022, for the project ‘Daya Enclave’ lacks clarity.

He claimed that the BDA in its RTI reply to a query in 2019 itself had stated that terms like ‘Super area’ and ‘Super built up area’ do not exist in any State law and as per the norms of RERA only ‘Carpet area’ should be used for describing an apartment’s size.

In its interim order, ORERA underlined that in the absence of a format of ‘agreement for sale’ as per the provision of Real Estate Rules 2017, the promoter cannot continue the process for the selection to allottees by receiving the booking amount.