NOIDA: A message on the website set up for the Supreme Court-monitored completion of beleaguered real estate company Amrapali’s projects now has an advisory for homebuyers – “No homebuyer should spread any message about Amrapali projects without the authorisation of the Court Receiver.”
While a lawyer involved in the Amrapali legal battles said the message was necessitated by inaccurate information doing the rounds, some homebuyers asked if this meant they could not even air objections should they have any without first taking approval. Public sector construction company NBCC is overseeing the completion of Amrapali flats. It has a commitment to deliver over 38,000 flats within 2023. It has so far completed around 2,000 flats.
Kumar Mihir, a real estate advocate representing homebuyers, said, “The message by the Court Receiver appeared on the website after some buyers posted controversial messages on their social media accounts regarding Amrapali projects that caused a stir. The buyers are already affected by the delay in the Amrapali projects and nobody wants additional problems because of rumour-mongering. The message has been in place since March.”
A buyer at the Sapphire project, Ravi Kant, had a different view. “If a buyer spreads wrong information, the court can take action. A large number of buyers who have been waiting for years for their flats obviously have their own fears and concerns,” he said.
The website of the Court Receiver has streamlined information dissemination on ongoing construction work with options for buyers to choose newsletters on their project to help them track progress of construction. Guidelines have also been given on when buyers can go and check the progress of their flats, including payment and completion schedules. Court Receiver R Venkataramani did not respond to requests for a comment.