After the ceiling collapse of multiple flats in Chintels Paradiso, residents of nearby residential societies demanded a structural audit of all buildings in the area from IIT professionals.
The members of Dwarka Expressway (DXP) residents’ welfare association, which has members from over 85 societies, protested at Bajghera police station and at Chintels Paradiso on Friday and demanded intervention from the state government. They urged the authorities to resolve all complaints that are pending at the district town planning office.
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. The welfare association also called a meeting and prepared a letter to chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, highlighting their concerns and urged him to properly compensate the victims and their kin.
DXP residents’ welfare association president 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. “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,” he said.
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.
The residents of other residential societies who have been running pillar-to-post and waiting for redressal of their complaints, said that they need urgent intervention from agencies to ensure their lives are not at risk.