BMC’s housing projects miss 5-6 deadline extensions; 7 HFA projects incomplete, three under RERA ban

BMC’s housing projects miss 5-6 deadline extensions;  7 HFA projects incomplete, three under RERA ban

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Projects of PM Housing for All (HFA) are facing a tough time in the city as seven out of ten projects remain incomplete even after being given five to six extensions, while booking of three projects has been banned by RERA for not compliance with the standards.

The beneficiaries, especially those who have registered for EWS houses, are between a rock and a hard place. They have not yet taken possession of the houses, but the banks have started deducting the EMIs. Many of these beneficiaries currently live in rental housing.

Since 2015, the Bhopal Municipal Corporation has launched 10 HFA projects in Bhopal. Of these, seven projects – Kokta, Malikhedi, Bhanpur Hinotiya Alam, multi-storey at Bus Stop 12, Ganga Nagar near Rivera Municipality, Bag Mugalia – are incomplete. Moreover, the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) has banned the BMC from taking bookings for apartments in its three HFA projects – Nalkheda, Bhauri and Ratibad, as these projects were not registered with the authority.

According to BMC officials, a deadline of 24 months to 36 months is usually given for the completion of each project under HFA, but BMC’s seven projects have missed the 5-6 deadlines.

All deadline, extension missed

“MiC had given an extension to complete †HFA projects† by May 2023, but the projects are still far from completion. BMC gives a deadline of 24 months to 36 months and also extended the deadline with an ultimatum, but many projects are still unfinished.’ — Shabista Zaki, BMC LoP

Financial burden for the beneficiaries

‘A five-year delay has doubled the cost of projects. This increases the financial burden on beneficiaries, who now have to pay more. Many beneficiaries have not yet got possession of the house, but the EMIs are already being deducted by the banks.” — Yogendra Chauhan, Congress corporator

Contractor changed

“Contractors have left work, but we have assigned the project to a new contractor and soon the projects at Baghmugalia, Ganga Nagar and Bus Stop 12 will be completed.” — Santosh Gupta, BMC Suptt Engineer (HFA)

12 No. Bus stop – six extensions have been given and last time MiC had given an extension until August 31, 2023 for 12 months.

Ganga Nagar/Shyam Nagar– three extensions given

Kokta– extension given until December 8, 2023

Malikhedi– extension given until December 31, 2023

Hinotiya extension- given until †December 31, 2022

Bhanpur given four extensions. Last given until May 25, 2023

Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 06:46 IST