In a major violation of MahaRera norms by a state agency, Navi Mumbai town planning authority Cidco has advertised its recently launched housing projects without registering them with Rera, reports PTI.
Mumbai-based consumer body Mumbai Grakah Panchayat (MGP) has filed a complaint with the MahaRera seeking to penalise Cidco for advertising 11 housing projects without registering with the regulator and not mentioning the registration numbers.
In a letter to MahaRera chief Gautam Chatterjee, MGP has alleged that out of the 11 housing projects advertised in newspapers and marketed on its website, only two located in Ghansoli are registered.
“In spite of there being no MahaRera registration for these nine projects, they are also being prominently advertised, marketed with photos of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, which is in gross violation of section 3(1) of Rera,” MGP said in the letter.
Cidco has explained it has got registration numbers for four projects in total, including those in Ghansoli and Dronagiri, and has applied for the registrations for the remaining projects.
An official spokesperson later told PTI, “Yes, we had not mentioned the registration numbers in the advertisements. But we have now received the registration numbers for all the 11 projects.”