Assures them of strict action against the builder, freezing their assets
Gurugram, Feb. 21 (Delhi Crown): Ten days after the mishap (vertical collapse) claiming two lives and injuring a few others Chintels Paradiso housing society in Sector-109, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at last spared time to meet the aggrieved residents.
He met them on Sunday evening at the PWD Guest House while on a visit to the city. The meeting was unplanned and fixed at the eleventh hour, said a resident.
Earlier on Sunday, the enraged residents had carried out a protest march in Sector-109 alleging that the state government was “hand-in-glove” with the builders, “that’s why none from the builder company has been arrested yet”.
CM Khattar assured the residents of strictest possible action(s) against the builder, due compensation for the affected families, and freezing all property(ies) of the builder company soon.
“We will get all their properties surveyed and take strictest possible action. We will also ensure that the affected families get due refund which is mutually agreed upon through a tripartite agreement comprising the affected families, the builders and the state government,” Khattar is learnt to have told the six members of the housing society who met him.
The mishap had occurred in Tower-D of the housing society on the evening of Feb. 10.
At the meeting with the CM, the residents demanded that the builder company should be made to give them a refund at the prevailing market rates. They also demanded that a proper structure audit should also be carried out inside Towers E, F, G and H which were constructed and handed over to the residents in phase-1.
“Several issues like cracks on walls, ceilings, and plaster coming out even on thumping on the walls, have been there in all the towers which got completed in the phase-1. Structural audit should be carried in all these towers,” a resident told www.thedelhicrown.com .
At the meeting, the residents requested the CM to ensure that the process of carrying out the structural audit by IIT-Delhi experts is expedited, and take a swift and strict action against builder and officials involved.
The CM is learnt to have assured the residents that if they were feeling unsafe in any tower, then rent could be provided to residents via a tripartite agreement paid by Chintels India till building is declared safe.
The CM also mentioned that if building is declared unsafe, a refund will be provided to the affected residents, details of which would be given by Deputy Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav in next 3-4 days.
Khattar also directed the DC Nishant Yadav to visit the housing society sometime next week. Commissioner of Police Kala Ramachandran is scheduled to visit the housing society on Tuesday (Feb 22).
Meanwhile, amid hunger strike by residents for over a week, a consensus seems to be emerging among the residents, wherein those who own flats in Tower-D are ready to accept refund at prevailing market rates, and thereafter hand over the ownership back to the builder company.