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Over 72 housing projects to get completion certificates by Dec

Noida: The slow-moving completion-possession cycle of Noida properties is all set to see accelerated action in the coming months with the Noida Authority working to issue completion certificates on a fast footing. The buyers, though happy, still feel that infrastructure should grow in tandem with the growth spurt in the city’s new living hubs.

“So far this year, we have given completion certificates to 47 projects,” P K Agarwal, Additional CEO, Noida Authority, told TOI. “Presently we are processing 15 more. These will take three more months to be cleared. By the end of the year, we would have offered completion certificates to nearly 72 projects,” he added.

The projects which are complete and set to receive new residents are in Sector 76, 77, 78, 118, 119, 137.

Those living in apartments without completion certificates are doing so illegally. Safety is a major issue, which is being checked now.  Also, from now on, Noida Authority will clear safety standards of building plans only if it is cleared by an IIT. The authority will not accept plan clearances by any other institute.

Meanwhile, buyers groups have been showing concern over the state of infrastructure at the new residential hubs. “Water supply, roads, streetlights are all major concerns at the new apartment hubs,” Indrish Gupta, co-founder, Nefowa, one of the more active buyers groups of NCR, said.

Similar to Noida Extension, even in Noida, these amenities should be looked into from the start to ease out settling process.


Floor safety rule made mandatory for under-construction buildings


Recently in the last month, Noida and Greater Noida Authority had declared floor safety mandatory for under-construction buildings. Now developers has to seek a floor-wise safety certification from IIT. According to Noida-Greater Noida Authority the stricter construction norms are being introduced as a measure to ensure that buildings, especially highrises, can withstand earthquakes. The safety certifications will be based on the National Building Code of India and all builders will have to submit a report to the authority after the IIT clearance in order to continue construction.

The decision will affect over three lakh apartments in Noida Extension and Greater Noida that are in different stages of construction and completion. So far, the norm was for all builders to seek a structural safety clearance before starting construction and after completing the project to get completion certificates from GNIDA. Now, safety clearances will have to be taken for every floor.

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