A team of District Administration and Department of Land Use Planning (DTCP) officials visited the NBCC Green View Condominium in Area 37D on Tuesday and helped families move to alternative housing, said officials.

Deputy District Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav said, “Out of 25 apartment landlords in the company, 23 have already received the six-month rent advance ( 22,000 per month). About 10 families moved on Tuesday and five are in the process of moving, three families have requested an extension due to health emergencies, and the rest will move before March 4,” he said.

RS Bhath, district planner, law enforcement, said he met with residents on Tuesday and discussed their apprehensions about the move. “We solved their problems and ensured our support. The developer will be asked to reimburse owners who wish to sell their apartment with interest,” he said.

Yadav said he ordered NBCC – formerly known as National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited – to reimburse all homebuyers who do not wish to live in the company, with interest, so they can buy new properties.

G Mohanty, President of Association of Apartment Owners (AOAO), NBCC Green View, said, “We need time to move around and we are in no rush. We are waiting for the redemption amount because we do not want to return to this society where it is already dangerous to live,” he said.

Bhath said there were 70 EWS apartments in the condominium, 45 of which were owner-occupied and the rest tenant-occupied. “We showed them options in nearby areas and they are happy with the new apartments. They assured us that they would leave within two days,” he said.

On February 16, Yadav ordered residents of NBCC Green View, which was deemed unsafe last year after a structural audit by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, to vacate the condominium by March 1, citing that the residential complex is no longer He also ordered the NBCC developer to provide alternative housing for residents until they complete repairs and pay transportation, moving and rental costs.


    Leena Dhankhar has worked with Hindustan Times for five years. She covered crime, trafficking and excise. It now reports on civic problems and the grievances of the inhabitants.
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