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Raheja Developers Limited
FormerlyRaheja Developers Private Limited
TypePublic
IndustryReal estate
Founded1990; 32 years ago (1990) in Delhi, India
FounderNavin Raheja
HeadquartersSaket, ,
India
Area served
National Capital Region
Websitewww.raheja.com

Raheja Developers Limited, (RDL), formerly Raheja Developers Private Limited, is an Indian real estate development company with its headquarters in Delhi, India.

RDL was incorporated in 1990 by Navin Raheja, and is currently managed by its chairman and Managing Director Nayan Raheja.

History

Raheja Developers Limited was incorporated by Navin Raheja in 1990. The group has worked with contractors such as Aedas,[1] Shapoorji-Pallonji and two of its joint-development projects were in collaboration with Tata Group.[2] It had also collaborated with Dubai-based Arabtec Construction.[3]

In 2008, Raheja Developers planned to build a Special Enterprise Zone (SEZ) in Gurgaon at an estimated cost of $660M US. The development was to be on a 255-acre (103 ha) site, but the project did not advance. The Government of India announced denotification of the SEZ project on 29 January 2014.[4]

In 2020, Raheja Revanta, the tallest residential towers by Raheja Developers, was awarded the Luxury Project of the Year by CNN News 18 Real Estate Business Excellence Awards. The project is being built by Arabtec, the makers of Burj Khalifa, Dubai, but now a dispute has developed between Raheja Developers and Arabtec and the matter of contract-termination reached the Delhi High Court. IndianKanoon: Raheja Developers Ltd vs Arabtec Construction (India) on 14 May, 2020

Raheja Vanya, located in Gurugram, bagged the Green Project of the Year Award 2020.

Controversies

In 2010, a raid by Indian Income Tax authorities led to a recovery of tax evasion amounting to 80 crore (US$10 million).[5] In 2014 investigative portal Cobrapost conducted a sting operation against several real estate developers.[6][7] It alleged that Raheja was one among the several developers willing to accept black money.[8] Based on this, the Central Board of Direct Taxes ordered a probe into Raheja and 34 other developers.[9][10]

In 2014, the Prime Minister of India's Office ordered a probe relating to alleged irregularities in a Gurgaon housing project named Raheja Atharva.[11] Subsequently, the State Level Expert Appraisal Committee investigated,[12] and 0.8 acres of the Atharva project was sealed as it was illegally constructed without any Environmental Clearances.[13]

In October 2019, one of Raheja's projects were imposed with a heavy fine, for flouting pollution norms.[14]

In July 2019, Raheja Developers faced insolvency proceedings under the Section 7 of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, on a complaint filed by home buyers on alleged delay in delivery of flats. On enquiry, the NCLAT bench observed that the home buyers had filed the application with intent of refund of money.[15] [16]

The NCLAT reserved its order in the case in September 2019, further removing the Interim Resolution Professional (IRP) in January 2020, thus allowing the board of directors to take back control of the company.[17][18]

References

  1. ^ "Tata Housing to develop 200 lakh sq. ft". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Rahejas to ink JVs with Tata Housing, 2 Dubai firms". Financial Express. Retrieved 1 November 2011.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Raheja forms JV with Dubai's construction firm Arabtec". Livemint. Retrieved 5 November 2011.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Raheja Denotification" (PDF). SEZindia.nic.in. Govt of India. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  5. ^ Saini, Manveer. "Tax evasion worth Rs 80cr unearthed". Times of India. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Black money rampant in realty deals, reveals sting op - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  7. ^ Reporter, BS (28 November 2014). "Cobrapost stings realtors". Business Standard India. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Operation Black Ninja". Cobrapost. Archived from the original on 11 December 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Black Money: CBDT orders I-T Probe against select real estate firms". www.livemint.com. Mint. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Cobrapost sting: CBDT orders probe against real estate firms over black money allegations". Financial Express. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  11. ^ Hussain, Shabana. "PMO asks Haryana to probe complaints against Raheja Developers". Forbes India Magazine. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  12. ^ "Gazette of India" (PDF). Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  13. ^ "SEAC Seals Site of Raheja Builder". Amar Ujala. Amar Ujala Newspaper. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  14. ^ Arora, Shilpy (7 October 2019). "Gurugram: Five builders flout pollution norms, fined". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  15. ^ Babar, Kailash; Vyas, Maulik (27 July 2019). "Raheja Developers to face insolvency proceedings". The Economic Times. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  16. ^ "NCLT starts insolvency proceedings against Raheja Builders". Livemint. 9 September 2019. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  17. ^ www.ETRealty.com. "NCLAT reserves orders in Raheja Developer's insolvency case - ET RealEstate". ETRealty.com. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  18. ^ "Delayed delivery of flats: Raheja group regains control of firm as IRP removed". epaper.timesgroup.com. Retrieved 21 February 2020.