Developers have requested the Urban Development and Housing (UDH) department to open shops of construction materials. They claimed even though the government has allowed labourers to work on site, construction is happening at snail’s pace in the absence of materials.
The letter received by the UDH department reads, “Breaking of supply chain is one of the most crucial factors which has affected the availability of important materials like cement, steel, electrical material, flooring tiles, sanitary items, plumbing material, windows of aluminium etc., manufacturing of which are primarily outside Rajasthan. The work cannot be expedited till supply is not smooth. The government should take steps in this regard.”
The developers registered with RERA have also asked for one year extension as many equipment like elevators are obtained from overseas, which in the near future doesn’t seem possible. The effective supply of raw materials is likely to take more than 10-12 months post the situation settles.
Many claimed that after the first lockdown, many labourers migrated to their home towns. Labourers, who had gone back to their homes in March 2020, are yet to return, causing hardship in completing the work. They are not likely to return for the next 10-12 months post the situation settles.
“People of different states are experts in different work like people of Rajasthan are experts in brick work and flooring work, people of Odisha are experts in plumbing work, people of West Bengal are experts in plastering etc. It will be difficult to have them collectively available at the same time in order to execute the work.”