The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority has mapped nearly 4,500 of the 16,000 projects registered with it under the Geographical Information System (GIS), enabling citizens find minute details of homes of their choice just by selecting the option “view on map” on its website.
The MahaRERA Act made it mandatory for new and ongoing projects to register with the regulatory body, leading to the creation of their database. The system has mapped 4,500 projects and the remaining 11,500 would be mapped shortly,” said a MahaRERA official.
MahaRERA chairman Gautam Chatterjee iterated in several interactions that he wanted the transactions to be more seamless for homebuyers and help them find the home of their choice easily. Officials stated that the “view map” feature opens projects on the map. The buyers can zoom in and check out the schemes in the areas of their choice as well as the amenities, including hospital, school and playground, near them.
Credai Maharashtra president Shantilal Kataria told TOI, “The GIS mapping is a more transparent approach and it will help citizens decide on the project of their choice. We are sure other states will follow the same method.”
Citizens checking out the MahaRERA “view map” feature stressed it would certainly help them identify the projects without visiting the sites.
Pune resident Shantanu Kurup wanted to invest in a project in Navi Mumbai. He could view the projects the projects there and surrounding amenities on the map. “This will surely help citizens decide on homes without having to visit sites physically. If MahaRERA does it for all the projects, it would benefit citizens more.”