The legal adviser of Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) has asked Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) to measure a building in the World Towers project by Shreeniwas Cotton Mills Ltd (Lodha Developers) at Lower Parel.

Tuesday's instruction follows a complaint filed with MahaRERA against the promoters for alleged irregularities in approvals related to the project. The developer says they would cooperate with MIAL to have the height verified before the next hearing.

While the exact content of the complaint isn't known, MahaRERA has held two hearings, on October 31 and November 5, on the complaint filed by Manvi Computech Pvt Ltd. It was heard by MahaRERA Member Vijay Satbir Singh.

Part of the letter, a copy of which has been accessed by DNA, says: "During the hearing, Member 1 has directed you (MIAL) to carry out measurement of the height of the said building [World One] before the next date of hearing. You are directed to comply with the same."

A spokersperson for Lodha Developers said, "The case has been filed by an investor who is unable/unwilling to pay the balance amount and hence has levelled all kinds of baseless allegations. The building has been constructed within permissible height. In 2017, the Delhi High Court passed an order in our favour in a related matter and we are awaiting its implementation. We have coordinated with MIAL to have the height verified before the next hearing, as directed by MahaRERA. The very fact that a simple order, dated just yesterday, asking for the height to be confirmed is leaked to media shows the mala fide intent of the complainant."

One of the complainants said: "We approached MahaRERA because when we bought the flats, the builder told us that the building would go as far up as 117 storeys, but later we came to know that it's not going to that height. The height is what was advertised by the builder heavily and it was the point that attracted us to buy. However, we are happy that MahaRERA has ordered MIAL to measure the height. We are hopeful of a fair order soon during the next hearing." Source: DNA India

As indicated by segment 11(2) of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, the ad or outline issued or distributed by the promoter is required to say the site address of the expert wherein all points of interest of the enrolled venture are entered and incorporate the undertaking's MahaRERA enlistment number.

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