Residents had been running from pillar to post with complaints but to no avail
Gurugram, Feb. 10 (Delhi Crown): Thursday’s mishap at Gurugram Sector-109’s Chintels Paradiso, along the Dwarka Expressway, is expected to open a pandora’s box.
Several heads may roll at the Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) and the Police department, besides a heavy fine (likely to be) imposed on the Builder firm.
Rescue work is still going on at Tower-D where ceiling of the living room at the 6th floor came crashing down, leading to similar crash at every floor down below till the ground floor. Though the district administration is tight-lipped, it is feared that at least two persons died and many are still buried under the debris.
Over the past one year, residents of Chintels Paradiso had been repeatedly raising their voice against the cheap quality of construction inside the housing society. According to the agitated residents, they went to the local Bajghera Police Station but the cops refused to entertain their complaint and declined to register any case or FIR.
Running from pillar to post to get themselves heard, the residents also approached the DTCP where, after many rounds of meetings, their plea was finally heard, but a facewash was done to satisfy their grievances.
Some DTCP officials, led by DTPE R.S. Bhat inspected the building and gave a clean chit.
Falling of balconies and plasters from the ceilings are nothing new at Chintels Paradiso housing society.
Now, it’s a matter of investigation as how the residents’ complaints fell on deaf ears, and how the DTCP inspection team gave a clean chit to the poor construction quality.
What technique was adopted by the DTCP team while testing the construction quality of the towers, before giving the clean chit to the builder firm a few months ago ?