IIT-Delhi team visits Chintels Paradiso, conducts a preliminary survey
Deputy Commissioner gives compensation options to residents
Gurugram, Feb. 18 (Delhi Crown): A group of experts from IIT-Delhi’s Civil Engineering Department arrived at Gurugram Sector-109’s “Chintels Paradiso” housing society on Friday to carry out a preliminary survey of the residential towers.
The team of experts is likely to initiate a probe, structural audit, in a day or two and submit its report with the district administration in a month.
Two women had died, and many were injured, in a mishap inside the Tower-D of the housing society on February 10, when ceiling of Flat Number 603 in Tower-D caved in during repair work, leading to a series of collapses down below till the second floor, trapping many under the debris.
For the past one year, the residents of Chintels Paradiso had been attempting to make complaints with the local police regarding poor quality of construction material used in the towers, demanding a strict action against the builders.
But their complaints went unheard.
Ever since the tragedy struck the housing society on February 10, the residents had been demanding a neutral judicial probe, a structural audit by an independent body, and arrest of the builders.
Keeping up their demands, the residents continue with their hunger strike at the gates of the housing society.
Even after eight days have passed, the whereabouts of the builders is not known yet despite Section 304 inserted in the FIR on the demand of the residents.
During the day, the enraged residents of Chintels Paradiso met Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij in Ambala, Gurugram Deputy Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav, and Gurugram Commissioner of Police Kala Ramachandran.
At a meeting with Deputy Commissioner Yadav in the premises of the housing society, the residents put forth their demand of adequate compensation for the loss the families had suffered in the Feb. 10 mishap.
Chintels Paradiso’s senior official J.N. Yadav was also present at the meeting, where the Deputy Commissioner is learnt to have suggested a few options before the affected residents regarding compensation.
Meanwhile, the process of shifting the residents of Tower-D to other flats within the housing society continued on Friday.