The real estate industry, hardly a transparent one, will have to deal with more of its details being released in the public domain. The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) has uploaded on its website all the RTI applications it has received since its inception in May 2017, seeking information on housing projects in the state.
The responses, applicants’ names, date of application and other details sought and released under the Right To Information Act have been put up online. RTI activists have welcomed the move, but recommnded that a search option be made available.
The process of releasing the applications received under RTI and their responses online started from August 1, in a boost for transparency and to avoid repetitive applications.