Ahmedabad civic body cancels permit, licences of HR Exeter-2 project

October 18, 2023

AHMEDABAD: The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has cancelled the development permission for the HR Exeter-2 construction site in Ambawadi, after the death of a girl at the site on Tuesday afternoon.

AMC officials said they visited the site after the accident and found that no safety measures had been put in place by the company.

Workers had not been given safety equipment such as helmets and no arrangements were made to keep their children away from the work area.

The AMC also revoked the licences of engineer Chitrarth Parani, the clerk of works, and engineer Anjana Kumari Chaudhary, the supervisor of works on record (SOR), for neglecting to enforce safety measures during construction. The AMC order states that they violated the General Development Control Regulations (GDCR) and the conditions of the development permit granted to them.

The developer/architect Utsav Patel and structural engineer Bhargav D Patel were asked to explain within seven days why their licences should not be cancelled for not complying with GDCR provisions.

The notice sent to them by the AMC states, “Necessary safety measures have not been taken by you at the construction site. It is ordered to explain within seven days why your licence should not be cancelled for not complying with the provisions of GDCR and your permission is cancelled with immediate effect.”

  • Published On Oct 18, 2023 at 03:00 PM IST

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