India, March 15 -- The model code of conduct for the 2019 Lok Sabha election, which is already in place in Gautam Budh Nagar that goes to polls in the first phase on April 11, has further delayed the delivery of around 50,000 ready flats in Noida and Greater Noida.

The model code came into effect on March 11 and the electricity department is unable to take a call on change of a rule that prohibits issuance of electricity connections to group housing towers.

Under the prevailing rule, electricity connections can be issued to individual flat owners instead of the builder that owns an apartment complex.

On August 10, 2018, the UP government had issued a notification directing the electricity department to provide individual connections to...