Does advent of RERA curb unauthorised construction?

RERA can be very effectively used to curb unauthorised construction. Although RERA does not directly prohibit a developer from constructing an unauthorised building, it certainly prohibits “sale” of such unauthorised units. Projects with unauthorised construction cannot obtain registration under RERA and hence if a promoter wants to sell his unauthorised flats. Any person (including a promoter) can complain to the Authority about such sale and the Authority can impose heavy penalty and imprisonment to the concerned developer.