The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) has issued notices to eight builders for allegedly diverting (Rs 840 crore meant for completing construction of flats.
“These eight builders are Logix Buildstate (Rs 37.84 crore), Greenbay Infrastructure (Rs 173.10 crore), Oasis Realtech (Rs 8 crore), Sunworld City (Rs 27.55 crore), SDS Infracon ((Rs 182.44 crore), Three C Homes (Rs 27.93 crore), Supertech Township Projects (Rs 262.82 crore) and ATS Realty (Rs 120.75 crore),” a senior official in YEIDA said.
YEIDA has directed the eight builders to open escrow accounts and deposit the allegedly diverted money within a month, failing which it has threatened to file police complaints against them. “Action will be taken in the interest of homebuyers. These builders were to hand over about 8,000 housing units, including flats and plots, to the buyers,” the official said.
In September last year, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had directed the chief executive officers of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway authorities to audit accounts of developers who had delayed delivery of flats to homebuyers. The chief minister had also promised stringent action against builders who fail to deliver the flats on time. Action would be taken after the completion of the physical and financial audit being done in the three areas, he had said.
In November, YEIDA had formed a five-member committee headed by additional CEO Amarnath Upadhyay to audit account of 28 builders. The committee’s findings are based on details such as money collected for a housing project from buyers, banks and other institutions, money spent on land or construction and how much cash was used to finish a project by the respective builders.
Earlier this week, the Noida Authority had issued notices to 11 builders and their projects as a report by international consultancy firm Currie & Brown had alleged that they were diverting money collected from homebuyers for other purposes. The Noida authority had given them seven days to provide a clarification.