Gurugram: Final audit report of four Chintels Paradiso towers soon

May 19, 2023

GURUGRAM: The structural audit report of four more towers of Chintels Paradiso is likely to be out soon.

The Shri Ram Institute has already shared a sealed test report of towers A, B, G and H of the Sector 109 residential society with the district administration, which has further sent it to IIT-Delhi to analyse and recommend whether the structures are fit for habitation.

The report will soon be made public to decide the future course of action, officials said. For two other towers, C and J, the district administration has directed the institute to submit the audit report within a month.

It has already declared towers D, E and F unsafe for habitation based on IIT-Delhi‘s recommendations. The compensation settlement process is going on under the supervision of deputy commissioner Nishant Yadav. The developer, Chintels India, recently gave what it claimed was a “final offer” to residents of these three towers to opt for compensation or get their flats repaired or rebuilt.

“The report submitted by the institute has been shared with IIT-Delhi for their recommendations. Once their observations are received, we will decide on further action to be taken in this regard,” Yadav said.

Meanwhile, RWA members claimed that the process of structural audit is going at a snail’s pace and even the process is yet to be completed after more than a year.

The developer has offered to pay residents of towers D, E and F an all-inclusive compensation of Rs 6,500 per sq ft and cost of interior work, as well as refund the stamp duty amount. As a second option, Chintels has offered to get the towers repaired and/or rebuilt based on the recommendations of the Central Building Research Institute, whose audit report is awaited.

Meanwhile, additional deputy commissioner Hitesh Meena met flat owners of towers E and F and asked them to share their concerns by Friday on vacating the flats within 15 days and handing over possession to the developer. The flat owners expressed their dissatisfaction over the settlement proposal offered by Chintels.

On Monday, the DC issued an order asking residents of towers E and F to vacate their flats within 15 days. He also appointed district town planner (enforcement) Manish Yadav as the nodal officer for executing the order – issued under Section 144 of the CrPC – and getting the flats vacated. Residents, however, have demanded three months’ time to vacate the two towers.

It was the fourth time that Yadav ordered the flats to be vacated after a structural audit report by IIT-Delhi in January found them “unfit” for habitation. The audit was ordered following the vertical collapse of living rooms of five flats in Tower D in February last year, which killed two residents.

  • Published On May 19, 2023 at 07:39 AM IST

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