The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) to inspect the controversial Supertech twin towers in Noida and submit a report on the distance between the two buildings that were ordered to be demolished by the Allahabad high court for violation of norms.
The apex court also asked Supertech to refund money to those who are no longer keen to own flats in the disputed buildings.
Hearing Supertech’s petition against the Allahabad HC’s order, a bench comprising of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice RF Nariman said, “You are embroiled in an imbroglio. But why should they (flat owners) get stuck in it.”
The court asked Supertech to respond to the aggrieved purchasers by August 9 and gave NBCC four weeks to submit its report.
Supertech informed the top court that the firm has deposited Rs 5 crore with its registry. The SC had asked them to make the deposit as part of a refund package.The bench had earlier said that the company’s appeal against the Allahabad HC’s order will be heard only after the amount was deposited.
Allahabad HC had on April 11, 2014, ordered the demolition of the two 40-storey residential twin tower complex -- Apex and Ceyane -- in Noida while directing Supertech to refund money to homebuyers with 14% interest in three months.
The two towers have 857 apartments in total. Of those, about 600 flats were sold.