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The Noida Extension Flat Owners Welfare Association (NEFOWA) ,a Noida based Welfare Association for homebuyers, have demanded that the Tribunal should set up a bench in Greater Noida to be more accessible to homebuyers, since the Uttar Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (UP RERA) has been functioning out of Lucknow for the last four months.

The members state that at least 30,000 complaints for various builder projects have been made from Noida and Greater Noida so far but the outreach of RERA to more buyers could only increase if the distance is bridged between the court and the buyers.

For each complaint, the hearing is being scheduled at least twice or thrice if not more. For the buyers who have complained, this entails that they visit Lucknow a many times the hearing is scheduled. Most hearings are during weekdays so people have to take leave from work to attend these. Because Noida and Greater Noida are construction heavy sites, at least a bench of the Tribunal should be located here.

RERA has been constituted to protect the interests of the buyers, so primarily it shouldn’t it be accessible? So far almost 80% RERA Complaints are being made from Noida and Greater Noida as these two cities have the highest concentration of new apartments.