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Warning Stay Away from these MumbaiThane Navi Mumbai Projects Here are Evidences

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    BMC seeks rlys' help to raze illegal 11-storey bldg

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      Tried to get information from BMC website , but everytime it hangs up.Please advise

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        Originally posted by Bushra View Post
        Tried to get information from BMC website , but everytime it hangs up.Please advise


        I believe you want to see the Approval Status for the project (Nirmal, if I am not wrong...) using www.mcgm.gov.in. if this is the case refrain from using internet explorer to open the website. Instead try using Google Chrome. Me too face some problems opening the site or the required papers using internet explorer.


        Cheers..

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          Stay away from Chowdhary and sons. Bhandup East Datar Colony redevelopment project stuck for 9 years and counting.

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            82% of Thane bldgs illegal, finds RTI query


            TMC Earned Rs 284cr Revenue From Illegal Bldgs In 2015-16'

            No less than 82% of homes and commercial units in Thane are built and occupied in complete violation of development control rules. Thane Municipal Corporation's property tax department made this revelation in response to an RTI query by activist Dayanand Nene.The TMC has admitted in writing that as on March 31, 2016, out of 1.7 lakh commercial and residential structures in the corporation limits, merely 30,336 or 18% are authorized.

            The statistics also reveal that the volume of such unauthorized structures has been steadily rising over the past four years, indicating how the administration may be reportedly working in cahoots with the land mafia, said Nene. While in 2012, the ratio of unauthorized structures was 79%, it shot up to 82% in 2016. While in 2012, the number of unauthorized structures stood at 1.2 lakh of a total of 1.55 lakh buildings accessed by the tax department, it rose to 1.4 lakh in four years.

            In 2016, said Nene, the maximum unauthorized structures were seen in Lokmanya Nagar, Wagle Estate, Kalwa, and Rayladevi areas, to name a few . The TMC has earned handsome revenue through property tax from these illegal structures, which collectively paid Rs 283.9 crore of the total Rs 345.9 crore collections during 2015-16. Barely Rs 62 crore was contributed by authorized buildings, Nene added. A recent query with the TMC revealed that Rs 20 crore of tax-payers' money was spent on demolishing unauthorized structures over 14 years.

            “The unplanned growth is evident from the recent extensive demolition drive conducted across the city, where even multi-storey buildings, have been pulled down. What were the authorities doing when the se illegal structures came up in the first place,“ asked Nene who was prompted by the recent drive to find out the quantum of unauthorized structures in the lake city.

            An architect working with the TMC claimed that the system, till recently , often encouraged developers to start projects without mandatory approvals. Developers would often execute projects and end up facing problems from officials who would either deny certifying their projects citing lapses.

            Nene says he now wants to expose the veneer off the system and make residents realize to make a responsible decision when they vote in the forthcoming civic elections.

            When contacted, deputy municipal commissioner, Omprakash Divte, in charge of the property tax department, said the figures include all taxable structures. “Structures that have a commencement certificate and occupation certificate issued by the corporation are classified as authorized and those that are awaiting OC or CC as unauthorized. The numbers can be misleading as the figures include shanties and slum tenements too, which account for a major volume in the city .“

            Divte further said the classification by the department is done “purely“ for taxation purpose. “Such units are liable to pay double the tax amount as penalty . The department doesn't have the authority to classify the status of structures.“

            Meanwhile, Nene has appealed to the chief minister to probe the TMC's functioning.







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              EOW books case against builder for fake slum claim

              It is alleged that state government stands to lose Rs 415 crore in the luxe residential project in Malad

              Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai police on Thursday regis tered an FIR against Omkar Realtors and Developers for an alleged Rs 415 crore scam in its high-end Alta Monte housing project in Malad (East).According to the complaint filed by local activist Jaynarayan Tiwari, the developer allegedly showed the entire plot located off the Western Express Highway in Malad as a slum -which it was not -to make a killing in the benefits given by the government for redevelopment of slum projects.

              “The property is not a declared slum but is being developed under a Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) scheme.Declaring it as a slum was based on a Government Resolution of 1976 which was quashed. The state has lost revenue of at least Rs 415 crore,“ Tiwari has said in his complaint. He has also mentioned that his family lost 9,000 sq ft of leasehold property.

              While a case has been registered at the Kurar police station, the EOW is investigating the case. Apart from the developer, the police have also booked the promoters of the Bhave Nagar Society and top officials of the SRA who were involved in clearing the project including the “incumbent“ Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Similarly, officials from the suburban Collector's office have also been booked.

              Local BJP legislator Atul Bhatkhalkar who has been following up the case said he would take up the matter in the upcoming session of the state legislature. “This is a massive fraud and must be thoroughly investigated.There should be a fair probe and all those involved in the scam should be booked,“ Bhatkhalkar said. He said the developer had also usurped the land that was reserved for a cemetery. “That should be restored. It is a basic requirement of local residents,“ Bhatkhalkar said.According to the MLA, the cemetery was to be around 60,000 sq ft but is now reduced to just 5000 sq ft.

              EOW officials said, “We are looking into all the aspects of the case. We will go through the documents first and then decide on further course of action. Prima facie, it looks like there are some irregularities.“

              NO IRREGULARITIES, SAYS BUILDER
              Omkar Realtors and Developers said there were no irregularities in the project. It said it had no role to play in the eligibility issue as the matter is between slumdwellers and the authorities.

              A spokesperson said the FIR had men tioned only Rs 150 crore but was later changed to Rs 415 crore. “Out of said 1000 sq yards, the SRA has declared area of 750 sq yards as slum under Maharashtra Slum Act. The matter is presently pending with City Civil Court and High Power Committee (HPC) appointed by High Court. No incre mental FSI is granted by SRA to the devel oper,“ the statement added.

              On Tiwari's complaint that he was cheated of his leasehold plot, the develop er said that despite approaching various forums, Tiwari was unable to establish his rights and obtain any relief. Regarding the cemetery, the developer said that as per rules an open plot of around 1496.90 sq m will be provided by him. “The revised layout plan for a Hindu cemetery is already sanc tioned by SRA. SRA has also intimated BMC in this regard,“ the statement said.





              EOW registers case of cheating against builder

              The complainants are not the legal heirs of the land. The claims were made out of the blue in 1996, when the title of the land belongs to 1986. The claim was made on 1,000 yards of the land with survey number 286. We have distributed as many as 4,000 tenements in the past years, where were the claimants then? SURESH RATHOD, corporate communications for Omkar Realtors

              MUMBAI: The Mumbai police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) registered a case of cheating and forgery against housing society office bearers, director of redevelopment company Omkar Realtors along with the then engineers and deputy collector suburbs along with the a stateowned and a private electricity distribution company based on the complaints of Jaynarayan Tiwari and Ramchandra Tiwari.

              The case, registered by the Kurar police on Tuesday in connection with a disputed plot of land in Malad that was commercially exploited as a slum land, was transferred to the EOW since the fraud is suspected to be of Rs415 crore.

              According to the FIR, a copy of which is with HT, the land located at the Janu Bhoya Nagar in Kurar Village, with the CTS 821 and survey number 282, was converted from a slum land to non-slum land and vice-versa a few times, while the slums on the said plot underwent redevelopment and tenements were also reportedly sold, claimed the redeveloping company.

              “The complainants are not the legal heirs of the land. The claims were made out of the blue in 1996, when the title of the land belongs to 1986. The claim was made on 1,000 yards of the land with survey number 286. We have distributed as many as 4,000 tenements in the past years, where were the claimants then?” said Suresh Rathod, corporate communications for Omkar Realtors.

              “We would also like to point out that certain vested non-stakeholders have resorted to malicious and manipulative measures to run a propaganda against our brand and project, which has been acknowledged by a vast community of slum dwellers in Mumbai and all other stakeholders not only on the grounds of high quality and prompt delivery timelines but for rejuvenating the Malad East micro market,” said Rathod.
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                NMMC set to demolish `illegal' 18-storeyed building in Nerul

                The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) encroachment department is gearing up to demolish an 18-storeyed building on Palm Beach road in Nerul, after sealing part of the departmental store chain, Hypercity at Inorbit Mall in Vashi and the MGM hospital premises in Vashi.Regency Inc, a residentialcum-commercial building, in Sector 14, was served a 24-hour notice by the encroachment department on Monday .The building has been termed `illegal' as there was no permission for laying of the plinth by the town planning department. The permission was rejected in January 2011.

                “The application was rejected because as the town planning department said there was no clearance from the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) for the project as the plot was under the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ). Besides, the project did not have environmental clearances. Even construction work undertaken was over and above the 20,000 square metres area permitted. Since no permission was granted for laying the plinth, there is no question of the floors being legal, and the entire development on the plot is illegal,“ said additional municipal commissioner Ankush Chavan.

                A notice was served to the firm engaged in construction of the building about the illegality of the work. “They were told to voluntarily initiate measures to remove the illegal construction within the notice period or face action, wherein the NMMC itself would demolish the building,“ an NMMC official said.

                “The plinth permission was rejected five months after our application, while work had commenced in 2010, assuming deemed approval. Subsequently construction work was stopped completely since 2011, as we realized that the plot came under the CRZ. Meanwhile, an application for demolishing the structure on our own had been made in November 2015 with the town planning department and it is pending for approval. We had requested the NMMC to set aside the notice and grant us permission to carry out the demolition on our own,“ a representative from Regency group said.

                Regency officials claimed that further action will be decided after meeting the municipal commissioner on Wednesday .


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                  HC rejects Navi Mumbai builder's bail plea, says cheating is serious offence

                  Cheating people by promising them flats is a serious offence that affects society, the Bombay high court ruled while rejecting a Navi Mumbai builder's plea for pre-arrest bail. Anil Nanaware of Sai Enterprises had sought anticipatory bail after he was booked for cheating around 69 flat buyers who had booked apartments in a residential project in Khandeshwar that was subsequently abandoned.
                  “Prima facie, the applicant dishonestly induced persons to book apartments when he (did not have) valid authority or permission to develop. The applicant secured huge amounts from the public at large,“ said Justice Anant Badar. “The offence has serious repercussions on society as well as public at large. He breached the trust reposed in him by his customers. This court has noticed several such instances of cheating by builders,“ the judge added.

                  Nanaware offered to repay the amount collected from the flat buyers but the HC said that it was a different issue. “Considering the nature of offence and involvement of the interest of many people, preference cannot be granted to the personal liberty of (Nanaware). That apart, his custodial interrogation is necessary,“ the judge said.

                  Nanaware had floated a project, Parth Residency , and had collected money from prospective flat buyers.CIDCO issued a notice to the firm in 2015, ordering it to stop construction, as no permission was obtained under the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act, so construction was abandoned. An HC bench in March 2015 gave the builder a month to obtain permission from CIDCO. But the approvals did not come through and earlier this year a flat buyer lodged a complaint with the Khandeshar police. Nanaware claimed he had obtained permission from the gram panchayat, fire department and airport authority .

                  The HC, however, pointed out that despite no approval to construct the building, as per the complaint, he had gone ahead and sold the flats.

                  State consumer panel rejects builder's bail plea for failing to hand over flat

                  The Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Commission recently rejected a builder's prayer for bail after he was ordered to be taken into judicial custody for failing to comply with its order to hand over a flat to a buyer. The builder, Nitin Mehta, was granted a bail by the Bombay high court, after he promised to “settle“ the matter with Manherlal Shah. But the HC had said that if he failed to honour his statement within 10 days, the order of the state commission directing him to hand over the flat or repayment of the amount would come into operation.


                  Builder may be put in jail for not handing over flat

                  In a landmark order, the state commission recently refused a builder's prayer for bail after he was ordered to be taken into judicial custody for failing to comply with its order to hand over a flat to a buyer.The order passed by the bench comprising of president A P Bhangale and member Narendra Kawde rapped the builder for his inability to handover the flat as he had sold it to a third party.

                  Coming down heavily on the practice, the Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Commission said, “There is a tendency on the part of builders and developers in the city of Mumbai and suburban areas to enter into an agreement in respect of innocent flat purchaser and then to create interest in third parties.“

                  The builder, Nitin Mehta, was later granted bail of ten days by the Bombay high court, after he told the court that he would “settle“ the matter with the flat buyer, Manherlal Shah, a resident of Malabar Hill.However, the HC said, that if Mehta failed to honour his statement within a period of ten days, the order of the state commission directing him to handover the flat or the repayment of the amount would come into operation.

                  The commission had said that it was not inclined to grant bail to the builder while observing, “We will not suspend our order as it would be sending a wrong signal to an opponent to continue to disobey the order and deprive consumers of their legal right,“ the commission observed. The application for execution of the order dated February 3, 2012, was filed by Shah, through his advocate Uday Wavikar. The flat in question measured 732 sq ft.

                  The commission said that in the event the builder, wanted to comply with the order of handing over the flat, a reference could be made through the jail superintendent.

                  “If the complainant reports compliance of the final order, we can immediately consider releasing the accused from detention. The jail custody shall continue for a period of three years maximum period unless and until the final order is complied with,“ the commission said. The commission said that once order is made final, it is the opponent's duty to obey it.




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                    Court Directs BMC to Decide on BSE's Occupancy Certificate Plea

                    The Bombay High Court has directed the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, or Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), to take a decision on the Bombay Stock Exchange's application for granting an occupancy certificate to the exchange's Rotunda Building within four months.The court has given this order in response to a petition filed by a BSE broker member Yogesh Mehta. The civic authority will also have to consider Mehta's contentions and objections, if any , before taking a final call on granting complete occupancy certificate to the two buildings.

                    Bombay Stock Exchange buildings comprise phase I of PJ Tower and phase II of Rotunda Building. These buildings are built with a total floor space index of 5.15 including permissible FSI of 2.45 and additional FSI of 2.70 considering the bourse as a semi-government institution.

                    BMC had issued an occupancy FILE PHOTO certificate to PJ Tower in a phased manner from July 1979 to April 1983. However, the occupancy certificate for Rotunda Building was not granted, citing misuse of PJ Tower's service areas on the 3rd, 13th, 26th (BSE governing body board room) and 28th floors, as per the submission made by Kunal Bhanage, lawyer representing petitioner Mehta. “BSE's architect has submitted the necessary papers, after a thorough study, to the relevant authorities for seeking necessary approvals. BSE will work with the authorities to ensure all rules and regulations are complied with,“ said a BSE spokesman in an email response. An email query sent to the BMC remained unanswered.

                    The civic authority had issued the required permissions for development of these buildings in January 1970. These plans were further amended and approved in 1977.

                    In May 2013, BMC had issued a notice to the 140-year old bourse with a charge that the stock exchange had modified the use of the podium terrace on the third floor and service floors -13, 26 and 28 -of the building without seeking approvals.The stock exchange has already removed the unauthorized structures on these floors as per direction from the high court.

                    The BMC had initiated the action following a complaint by Mehta, who also has an office on 21st floor of the PJ Tower.

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                      BMC to demolish 3 illegal floors of 11-storeyed bldg

                      The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) recently ordered the demolition of three illegal floors of an 11-storeyed building in Vile Parle (E).Officials stated that after securing permission to construct the 11-storeyed building, the developer increased its width and exhausted the entire allotted floor space index (FSI) up to the eight floor, by constructing bigger flats; he then added three floors illegally.

                      Shanti Vijay housing society residents had entered into an agreement with Navkar Infra Projects for redevelopment but they complained to the BMC after they noticed the violations.

                      The developer, Mukesh Gala, denied any illegal construction, claiming that they were not getting the `setback area', for which the BMC had issued a stop-work notice. He said, “We have not committed any violation and all our work is within the legal frame. We have a commencement certificate to construct up to 11floors.“

                      The BMC notice clearly mentioned the illegal floors and its demolition. The notice issued by the building proposal department has directed the lo cal ward officer to take action.The notice read, “The developer had carried out unauthorized horizontal and vertical extension of the building beyond approved plans. However, after scrutinizing the building's plan, it is observed that part of the eight and upper ninth, tenth and eleventh floors were constructed beyond the permissible FSI. Issue a stop-work notice and demolish the part of the eight and upper ninth, tenth and eleventh floors, as per provisions of the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices (MRTP) Act.“

                      K-East ward officer Devendra Jain said that they would demolish the illegal floors.

                      A society resident, and one of the complainants, Murad Khan, said, “The developer thought that no one will pay any attention and increased the building width and added illegal floors. We complained to the BMC after noticing violations, and on our insistence, civic officials came to measure the area. They found violations and subsequently issued the notice.“ He also complained to the municipal commissioner that the developer carried out unauthorized horizontal extension of the proposed building beyond approved civic plans.The complaint read, “The whole building must be declared illegal instead of certain upper floors. And the entire building should be demolished.“

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