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Gujarat: Real-estate developers threaten ‘strike’https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/ahmedabad/gujarat-real-estate-developers-threaten-strike-5329975/

Gujarat: Real-estate developers threaten ‘strike’

According to CREDAI Gujarat officials, only 8 per cent of the projects have received the necessary clearances.

In a letter dated August 9, real-estate developers in the state have threatened to go on a “strike” after an electronic system aimed at granting online building permissions failed to kick-off, three months after Chief Minister Vijay Rupani launched it, bringing the business to a “standstill”.

According to CREDAI Gujarat officials, only 8 per cent of the projects have received the necessary clearances.

“Under the new on-line system we are supposed to submit our plans on-line. The software then scans the documents and gives approvals. Now due to issues with the software, projects are not getting approvals. Our business has almost come to a standstill,” said Shekhar Patel, chairman CREDAI-Gujarat.

The online system, On-line Development Permission System (ODPS) was launched at an event on May 7 in Gandhinagar.

Patel said that CREDAI officials handed over a letter to Rupani, earlier this month, stating that if manual approvals were not given till issues with ODPS system were ironed out, the sector will have to resort to “strike.”