Irked Dwarka Expressway residents want an audience with Haryana CM, Dy. CM

Irked Dwarka Expressway residents want an audience with Haryana CM, Dy. CM

Irked Dwarka Expressway residents want an audience with Haryana CM, Dy. CM

Letter of concerns about ‘poor construction’ to be given to Chautala tomorrow

Gurugram, Feb. 12 (Delhi Crown): The enraged residents of Gurugram Sector-109’s Chintels Paradiso are in a mood to take up the matter of “poor construction materials used in their buildings” with no less than Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala.

On Thursday a big mishap had occurred at the Chintels Paradiso claiming lives of two women, and injured several others. Roof of the living room of an apartment at sixth floor in Tower-D had collapsed, resulting in similar collapses down the line till the ground floor, trapping many in the debris.

For the past one year the residents of the Society had been complaining about poor construction material used in their buildings, but to avail. They claim that the police personnel at the Bajghera Police Station refused to entertain their written complaints.

Perhaps the local police and the Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) were waiting for the mishap to happen.

President of “Dwarka Expressway Residents’ Welfare Association” Yashesh Yadav said that they have drafted a letter for Haryana chief minister and deputy chief minister and demanded that a committee be formed for structural audit of the buildings by IIT professionals.

The “Dwarka Expressway Residents’ Welfare Association” is a conglomerate of around 85 housing societies situated along the Dwarka Expressway which connects Dwarka with Gurugram, and passes along the Najafgarh drain.

Chautala is scheduled to tour Gurugram on Sunday. Two programmes, one in Farukhnagar and other in Tikli village near Badshahpur, are planned for the deputy chief minister, Yadav informed THE DELHI CROWN.

Office bearers of the “Dwarka Expressway Residents’ Welfare Association” are expected to hand over their letter of grudges to Chautala on Sunday.

Yashesh Yadav, who is also the spokesman of Dushyant Chautala’s Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), was quoted as saying – “We want the core team to have at least two residents who can also monitor the ongoing activities and the outcome. We want transparency and clarity on all the ongoing investigations and action from the government.”

Yashesh Yadav, president of Dwarka XP-Way Residents Welfare Association.

He added that they have also demanded compensation for the victims who lost their family members and have suffered huge losses due to the collapse.

The residents alleged that despite their repeated complaints over poor construction materials used in the construction of the buildings, no department paid any heed to their concerns.

A member of the “Dwarka Expressway Residents’ Welfare Association” reportedly said that they want the government to oversee the structural designs.

“The government needs to take stringent action against buildings that need repairs as complaints of balcony and lift lobby collapse have been reported several times in the past. The incident is clearly a structural design failure, the roof can’t fall due to a simple renovation work. The responsibility lies with the design engineers as well as the engineers who approved the materials for construction. Eventually, the responsibility lies with the builder. There were visible issues with the quality of materials that were used for construction,” said the office bearer whose name was not disclosed.

Members of the Association protested at the Bajghera Police Station and at Chintels Paradiso on Friday, demanding intervention from the state government. They urged the authorities to resolve all complaints that are pending at the district town planning office. Calling for a one-to-one meeting with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to apprise him about the situation, the Welfare Association members have prepared a letter highlighting their concerns and urged him to properly compensate the victims and their kin.

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