TNRERA has rejected a plea to have an independent engineer to assess quality of construction for a Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) project at Velachery.
The recent order of the state’s real estate regulator comes amid complaints by homebuyers of various TNHB housing projects in the city raising concern over the quality of constructions.
The complaint pertains to a housing project ’24 MIG Flats’ at Velachery developed by the TNHB, in which one of the allottees alleged that the construction was not as per the approved plan and there are many pending works.
While the project has been constructed with deviations from the plan approved, the homebuyer alleged that the materials used for construction were sub-standard, which resulted in cracks and water seepage. Moreover, plastering of the building, flooring and tiling have not been done properly and there is stagnation of water, the homebuyer said, seeking to appoint an independent engineer to conduct an inspection of flats.
However, the TNHB denied the allegations saying the project has been completed except for a few works. Charging that some allottees including the complainant had wilfully with ulterior motives had obstructed the staff and labourers of the TNHB from carrying out works, the TNHB said that a complaint has been filed with the Velachery Police Station in 2020 over the issue.
Further, the state owned housing board said that the project has been inspected by the CMDA officials and after being satisfied with the construction quality and construction being done as per the approved plan. Hence, once the Completion Certificate is issued there is no necessity for an appointment of an independent engineer.