Ghaziabad: The boundary wall of Saviour Park, a residential society in Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad collapsed after a spell of heavy rainfall on Thursday. According to the residents, the other reason for this collapse was poor construction quality. The remaining walls have cracks and if it rains again, residents fear that other parts will also collapse.
The residents said that the water keeps trickling down the walls and ceilings of the basements. Residents have filed the complaint against the builder in National Green Tribunal (NGT). The court has ordered to constitute inspection bodies and to share their reports within three months.
“The lives of 800 families are at risk. Now due to the collapsed boundary wall episode, the security menace (life, loot, theft) is also hovering on residents. We feel insecure because of the seepage as it is affecting the base of residential towers. At various portions, cement has crumbled and there’s a risk of a lump of concrete falling off and damaging the vehicles,” an AOA (Apartment Owners Association) member of the society.
“The reason is that the wall was not constructed on the concrete plan and was raised on the soil. Due to seepage, the water made the soil softened and it couldn’t bear the weight of the wall,” he said.
He added, “The seepage has been a perennial issue, and regarding this, residents have written to the builder, DM office, Ghaziabad Development Authority, but nothing has happened. During heavy rain, basements 1 and 2 get inundated. Basements ensure safety of vehicles, but it is the other way round in our colony.”