Capetown AOA writes to Noida Authority over inadequate action against builder
Noida: The president of the Apartment Owners Association (AOA) of Supertech Capetown, a residential high-rise in Sector 74, Noida, has written a letter to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Noida Authority, Ritu Maheshwari, complaining about the inadequate action taken against the builder after an inspection last month.
In the letter, president Arun Sharma wrote that many issues were brought to the notice of the inspecting officers but all of them were not included in the notice served to the builder. A team of Noida Authority officials had visited the society for inspection on January 7 and the notice was issued on January 11.
“We request to kindly order for a forensic audit and inspection from IIT Delhi to find all the shortcomings of Capetown Society, GH01A, Sector 74 in accordance to project layout, CC/OC conditions, Noida building bye laws and National Building Code so as to fix the responsibility of builder to complete all deficiencies and also accountability of officers who issued CC/OC of the project,” Sharma wrote in the letter.
Talking to CitySpidey, Sharma said that they had brought as many as 22 issues in front of the officials at the time of the inspection. “The issues include poor water quality, frequent power cuts, under capacity STP, requirement of mechanical turbo ventilator fans in basement, parking facilities, poor basement conditions, weakening of pillars and columns of RCC structure, and plaster fall cases etc,” he said.
CitySpidey also contacted a Noida Authority official who had conducted the inspection at Supertech Capetown society. An official of Noida Authority, Mukesh Goyal said, “Poor condition of basement and fallen plaster from the walls are the major problems of the society and there are some minor issues which have been given to our other departments. They are working to solve these issues.”
Residents alleged that there has been no routine maintenance since the last five years such as repairing and painting of towers. Recently, on January 4, plaster fell from inner and outer walls of flats at five different places after the rain. Waterproofing was also not done on the terrace. Pillars of the building have become weak due to leakage.
Poor rain water harvesting system was built which causes water logging in the basement and on the roads in rainy seasons. Due to lack of routine maintenance, lifts do not work properly and safety is also compromised. Many times residents get stranded in the elevator. There is an insufficient and incomplete fire fighting system which may cause danger in future.