Amrapali Case: Homebuyers raise concerns about construction quality of NBCC projects

Amrapali group Law Insider

Khushi Doshi

Published On: February 22, 2022 at 17:16 IST

At a hearing on February 21, Amrapali homebuyers raised the issue of construction quality of housing projects completed by the government’s construction arm, National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC), before the Supreme Court.

Under the supervision of a Court-appointed committee, NBCC has been tasked with completing the construction of more than 20 incomplete Amrapali housing projects with an estimated investment of over Rs 8,000 crore.

Last year, the committee sought bids from property consultants to take over the sale of Amrapali Group’s housing units worth Rs 2,182.57 crore, as well as 21,897 sq ft of commercial space worth Rs 25 crore.

Advocate M.L. Lahoty, who represents Amrapali homebuyers, expressed concerns about NBCC’s construction quality, particularly in light of the recent incident in Gurgaon, in which Gurgaon’s Deputy Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav ordered 140 residents of the Green View complex in Sector 37 D to vacate the premises on February 16 after an IIT-D team declared the structure unsafe.

Yadav also ordered the developer NBCC to provide alternative housing to the residents for the duration of the project and to cover the costs of transportation, relocation, and rentals.

Earlier this month, a building in Gurugram’s Chintels Paradiso partially collapsed, killing two people.

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