In what could have been a serious accident, a portion of plaster from the bedroom ceiling in a flat in Supertech Ecovillage 1, Noida Extension, collapsed on a tenant early this morning. Thankfully, the tenant, Vikendra Singh, 32, did not sustain any injuries. The incident took place in Flat No 1217 of Tower A1, around 6 am.
Recalling the experience, Singh said, “I was sleeping when I suddenly heard a loud noise, like something heavy crashing. Thankfully I wasn’t hurt as I was under a blanket. However, I am amazed that the builder has used such poor-quality material."
Immediately after the incident, Singh called up the flat owner Mohit Mishra, and then the builder’s maintenance department. However, it said it would be able to help only around 9.30 am.
Thereafter, Singh called up the police to lodge a complaint, but was told he would have to be present at the station in person to do so.
The part of the ceiling that collapsed
Mishra, the owner of the flat, told City Spidey that this incident only revealed the quality of construction material used by the builder and what serious damage it could’ve caused. He said he would file a case against the builder and also questioned how the Greater Noida Authority could have issued the builder either the completion or the occupancy certificate without first checking the construction quality.
When City Spidey spoke to Sanjay Joshi, assistant general manager of Eco Village 1, he said, “We have given possession to 1,000 flats in the past year and this is the first time something like this has happened. We always use quality material in all our construction, so we will initiate an investigation in the matter."
He added that a maintenance team had arrived at Singh’s flat within 30 minutes of his call to carry out repair work, but were turned away.
Mishra said he wanted to lodge a police complaint first and then go ahead with any repair work.