DTP (enforcement) RS Batth at a meeting on Friday conveyed the directions by DTCP to officials of the state-owned construction firm, in which a few issues concerning the Green View residents were discussed.

DTCP, Department of town and country planning has directed NBCC, the state owned construction firm to decide in a month whether to refund or provide a suitable permanent settlement to the homebuyers of Green View housing society in Sector 37D. The directive comes after the structural audit report by IIT-Roorkee and Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) declaring the buildings in the society “unsafe for living”.

“The joint expert committee report by IIT-Roorkee and CBRI-Roorkee has declared the buildings in the society unsafe for habitation,” Batth told. “NBCC has been directed to expedite the refund process within 30 days as assured by the deputy commissioner so that the hard-earned money of the homebuyers is not wasted. We are making all efforts to protect the interest of homebuyers.”

At the meeting, Batth also urged NBCC officials to examine the request of the economically weaker section (EWS) allottees for rental compensation on a case-to-case basis and “such applications should also be disposed of within a maximum of 30 days”

A spokesperson for NBCC said that the proposal for refund and all other options “are under active consideration”. “NBCC as a responsible enterprise is extending all possible support to the homebuyers. NBCC approached the district administration in October 2021 for evacuation of the occupants in view of the advice of IIT-Delhi.”