The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Amrapali Group to repair the escalators and fire safety equipment in all residential buildings it had built in Noida and Greater Noida by May 7, or face the consequences, PTI reported. The top court’s directive came after some home buyers complained that these amenities were either not in working condition or not yet installed.

The petitioners also told the court that there had been a fire incident in a residential apartment the Amrapali Group had built.

On Wednesday, a bench of judges Arun Mishra and UU Lalit said the real estate firm should deploy as many experts or engineers as needed to improve the facilities by May 7, or the promoters would “not be spared”. The court posted the matter for further hearing on May 8.

The top court is hearing a batch of petitions filed by homebuyers seeking to have the insolvency proceedings, which the National Company Law Tribunal initiated against the Amrapali Group, quashed. They claimed that the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 violated their fundamental rights as they prioritised lending institutions.

In February, the top court had asked the real estate firm for details of 47 residential towers nearing completion in Noida and Greater Noida, and of how much money it had taken from buyers.

The petitioners have said that more than 100 people had booked homes in the Amrapali Centurion Park - Low Rise project, Amrapali Centurion Park - Terrace Homes and Amrapali Centurion Park - Tropical Garden in Greater Noida between 2012 and 2014. They claimed they neither got possession of the flats, nor receive a refund.