The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Bombay High Court to decide on challenge to provisions of a real estate law which mandates builders to register their ongoing projects with the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA).
The bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, asked the other high courts where similar challenges to RERA were pending with them to await the outcome of the hearing by the Bombay High Court.
It gave the Bombay High Court two months’ time to decide on the petition by real estate builder D.B. Reality and any similar matter pending before it.
The court order came on a petition by the central government seeking the transfer of 20 cases challenging the provisions of the 2016 law pending before various high courts to itself.
At the outset of the hearing, as Attorney General K.K. Venugopal addressed the court, Justice Mishra asked why not ask one of the high courts to gather all the petitions and decide on the matter instead of making every one to travel to Delhi.