Residents of a housing society built by state-run construction firm NBCC Ltd in Gurugram have been asked to vacate their flats after it was declared "unsafe" by the local administration.

The residents of NBCC Green View housing complex were asked to vacate the unsafe society by March 1, Nishant Yadav, deputy commissioner of Gurugram, wrote on microblogging platform Twitter. The shifting and rental charges will be borne by NBCC, he said.

The society, which is located in Gurugram's Sector 37 D, has about 700-800 flats. The buildings in the society were declared unsafe in a structural audit by IIT Delhi in October 2021.

The directive to vacate the buildings comes a week after a portion of the sixth floor fell all the way through to the first floor in Gurgaon's Chintels Paradiso residential complex. Following this incident, the administration ordered structural audits of several societies.

On Wednesday, Yadav held a joint meeting with NBCC Green View society residents and officials of the state-owned company, who gave the option to shift the affected families to an alternative residential facility.

"There has been no concrete offer from NBCC. We are not happy with the directive to vacate our flats by March 1 as it will be difficult to find rented flats and move in such a short period," said G Mohanty, president, Association of Apartment Owners, NBCC Green View Group.

"We want NBCC to refund the full amount we have paid along with 15% interest, cost of stamp duty and interior work as well as ₹25 lakh compensation for all harassment and agony we had to undergo during the last four years," Mohanty said, adding that NBCC should make the payment within one month.

Currently, 140 families live in the apartment complex. Of this, 100 families stay in flats allotted to the economically weaker sections and 40 families in the other apartments.

Earlier this week, NBCC reported a 10% fall in consolidated net profit at ₹87.03 crore for the quarter ended December 2021. Its profit stood at ₹96.98 crore in the year-ago period.

The government-owned infrastructure company's total income also fell to ₹2,056.31 crore in the third quarter of the fiscal from ₹2,149.17 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year.

About 95% of its business revenue comes under the project management consultancy (PMC) segment and redevelopment works. The Navratna company claims it has an order book of nearly ₹56,000 crore.

The state-run firm's turnover grew 26.53% to ₹3,698.75 crore for the nine months ended December 31, 2021 compared with ₹2,923.30 crore in the year-ago period.

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