NBCC assures monitoring after Amrapali residents raised safety concerns – ET RealEstate

NEW DELHI: State-run NBCC (India) has assured the homebuyers of Amrapali of proper monitoring of ongoing construction work after residents complained of safety issues.

NBCC had started construction of over 16,000 flats of Amrapali in the last week of August while work on eight projects in Noida involving 11741 units in Silicon-1&2, Silicon-Crystal Homes, Sapphire I &II, Princely, Platinum/Titanium and Zodiac and three projects in Greater Noida- Centurian Park-Low rise and Valley, Leisure Valley Villa and Dream Valley Villas involving 2666 units are in progress.

Residents of Sapphire I, where over 90% of the flats are occupied, met the NBCC CMD on Thursday to complain about the safety issues while executing the work.

“We are not bothered about the how building will look but concerned about the safety issue. Primary concern is fire safety measure and seepage, which is making the structure weak,” said Preeti Kaushal, treasurer of the society.

Residents highlighted the poor workmanship of the contractor, lack of proper monitoring, safety and ecurity norms followed by NBCC contractor. The residents also highlighted need for an urgent rectification work in basements and shafts.

“Residents have requested for additional monitoring and we will post two more senior staff for the monitoring of ongoing construction work. The residents were assured that NBCC is following all due process,” said P K Gupta, CMD of NBCC.

In terms of monitoring residents requested that ED should monitor this project on monthly basis and should undertake surprise inspection of the site.

NBCC is involved in the completion of 23 housing projects by Amrapali Developers. The estimated cost of completion of all Amrapali projects is about Rs 8,500 crore.



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NBCC starts construction work on 16,000 Amrapali flats – ET RealEstate

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NEW DELHI: State-run NBCC (India) has started construction of over 16,000 flats of Amrapali on Monday, after the Bhumi Poojan.

The projects where construction was started include Smart City-Golf Homes, Kingswood, Leisure Park (Ph-1, Ph-2 and River view), Centurion Park- Terrace Homes and Tropical Garden, Leisure Valley- Adarsh Awas Yojna and Dream Valley- Enchante.

In addition of this, the tenders for projects Leisure valley- Varona Height and Dream valley Ph-2 are in process.

“Over 6000 work force has been deployed on these projects, which is likely to double in next 2 months. The progress of work was badly affected by COVID19 and following all protocols and precautions, the work is now progressing well to some extent,” said P K Gupta, CMD of NBCC.

The work on eight projects in Noida involving 11741 units in Silicon-1&2, Silicon-Crystal Homes, Sapphire I &II, Princely, Platinum/Titanium and Zodiac and three projects in Greater Noida- Centurian Park-Low rise and Valley, Leisure Valley Villa and Dream Valley Villas involving 2666 units are in progress.

NBCC said that they have started handing over flats to homebuyers and is likely to handover around 160 flats in the first week of September.

“All these works are likely to be completed from 9 months to 36 months in all respect. The completion of projects is entirely depends upon timely deposit by homebuyers and arrangement of funds from other sources,” Gupta added.

Over 40,000 homebuyers of Amrapali will have to start paying the remaining amount from August, as per the latest payment schedule prepared by the state-run NBCC (India).

NBCC has divided the stuck Amrapali projects in three categories and delivery of flats will start within six months.

As per the schedule, accessed by ET, over 10000 homebuyers, who will get the possession by June 2021, will have to pay the remaining amount in four instalments of 25%.

Rest of the homebuyers are allowed to pay in 10 instalments of 10% as per the delivery schedule.

The new payment schedule has come in the wake of protest by homebuyers. In the latest order dated July 10, SC had directed all the homebuyers to make the payment in accordance with the fund flow requirement of the NBCC.

“In the next three years, we are expecting Rs 3200 crore from buyers and with partial funding starting from August, we expect to follow the construction schedule and deliver all flats by February 2023. About seven projects that are to be completed by June 2021, have a due of Rs 200 crore and they will pay in four instalments,” said a NBCC official.

NBCC is involved in the completion of 23 housing projects by Amrapali Developers. The estimated cost of completion of all Amrapali projects is about Rs 8,500 crore.



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