Emptying of two towers in Chintels Paradiso
GURUGRAM: On Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner of Gurugram Nishant Kumar ordered an evacuation of two towers in a residential complex Chintels Paradiso in Gurugram. He ordered the authorities to demolish the towers.
On 10 February, an incident happened in Chintels Paradiso tower in sector 109. In incident two. In Tower D of Chintels Paradiso, the dining room floors of the sixth-floor apartment came down on two women, and this mishappened made two women kill. The collapse of roofs and floors triggering to the first floors.
After this incident, authorities performed a structural audit of various high-rise buildings in Gurugram.
In March, a preliminary inspection report submitted by IIT-Delhi to a magisterial committee probing the collapse found that the steel reinforcements in the debris and collapsed portion were eroded.
On Saturday, after citing the IIT Delhi report of the structure of the tower, Nishant Yadav, district magistrate of Gurugram, issued an order to demolish the towers.
After getting the report, it is proved that Tower D is not good and safe for habitation. Also, the structure of Tower D is not feasible for repair or reconstruction and is not technically feasible.
IIT Delhi suggested demolishing tower d of Chintels Paradiso and recommended vacating towers A, B, C, E, F, G, H, and tower J until further investigations and inquiry. Additional Deputy Commissioner Vishram Kumar Meena also held a meeting and inquiry, and after citing the meeting, IIT Delhi put their recommendation.
Nishant Yadav Said
After sharing structural reports by IIT Delhi, Nishant Yadav said we had found various structural deficiencies in the tower and that repairing is impossible. Therefore, the entire tower D should be demolished. Also, the administration has asked the builders to settle the buyers’ claims within 60 days.
After the inquiry and investigations, it was found that both the repairing contractor and developer were responsible for the tower’s collapse.
Nishant Yadav said in his order. After the demolition of tower D of Chintels Paradiso, the dues and liabilities of flat buyers would be settled within 60 days from the date of issuance of this order. He added in his statement; I order to close Tower-D permanently and start the process for demolition.
The committee said final reports of IIT Delhi also suggested to vacated tower D but also vacant the remaining towers D, A, F, G, H, and tower J till further inquiry or investigations because of the safety of the residents. For that reason, the authorities agree with the IIT Delhi report.
The committee found that repairing work in Flat D-603 was the main reason behind the collapse. And held both M/s Manish Switchgear and Chintels India responsible for the collapse.
The committee also asked for Shriram Institute to expedite the sampling process. The immediate evacuation towers E and tower F are also recommended for residents’ safety.