The citizens of Bengaluru voiced against the government for the delay in notifying the Real Estate (Regulation & development) Act , RERA in the state. The protest took place on Sunday 7th May 2017 outside the Town Hall. Home buyers suffering from delay in giving possession of their homes by developers joined the protest demanding the immediate notification of the RERA in Karnataka .
Almost three weeks ago Mr. Rajeev Chawla , former additional chief secretary to the housing department confirmed that the government is bound to implement the undiluted real estate rules from 1st May 2017. Also, the Principal Secretary, Karnataka housing department, Mr. Kapil Mohan affirmed the same, but the government failed to do so.
According to Mr. Sridhar Pabbisetty, CEO, Namma Bengaluru Foundation, the Karnataka government is trapped in the lobby of realtors. He added that the government repeatedly assured them of safeguarding consumers’ interest, not diluting the RERA rules and notifying the same by May 1 but sadly no progress can be seen until today.
Karnataka was one of the first states to draft the RERA rules in October but the government failed to implement it by the given deadline, said MS Shankar, Convener, Fight for RERA Karnataka Chapter. He added that we want the government to implement the Act as soon as possible without any dilution.
Till now 13 states have notified the RERA rules, but the Karnataka government failed to do so. Recently, The Karnataka government has assured the Central government that they will notify the RERA rules within 15 days, starting from 1st May 2017.