The Town and Country Planning (TCP) department of Gurgaon received complaints of shoddy construction and poor workmanship by buyers in a group housing project delivered by the state-owned construction firm NBCC.
Due to the complaints, TCP is planning to recommend a ban on NBCC. Residential property buyers of Green View in Sector-37D of Gurgaon are seeking a refund from NBCC based on safety issues over society buildings.
IIT Delhi in their structural audit report has also termed them “unsafe” to live in. The district town planner Sanjay Kumar said, “We will send the recommendation to the state government to not give a license to NBCC for any project till they satisfy the residents of Green View.”
However, an executive from the firm said, “Any rumor of barring NBCC from issue of license is unsubstantiated and hence denied”. According to the executive, NBCC has been taking all necessary measures to protect the interest of its buyers, including safety. As per a letter written by residential property buyers, the construction of 786 flats was initiated in 2012 and was supposed to be delivered by May 2015.
Out of 786 flats, NBCC managed to sell only 263 flats. The rest of the 523 flats remain unsold till date. G Mohanty, President, Association of Apartment Owners (AOAO), NBCC Green View said, “In a meeting in September 2021, the homebuyers’ association demanded a complete buy-back of flats with interest and other compensation, to which CMD, NBCC had agreed and said that they would put the proposal for buyback before their board of directors.”
Based on the letter, NBCC issued a notice on October 20, 2021, requesting residents to vacate their flats within 15 days for repair and maintenance of all the units without offering them any alternative accommodation. Many of the homebuyers also approached the Delhi High Court and asked for a complete refund of their money. February 23 is fixed as the next date of hearing by the court. A few homebuyers also approached the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) to get their issues resolved.