The residents of Uniworld Garden II, in Sector 47 on Sohna Road, Gurgaon, can now breathe easy.
The District Town Planning Department (DTP) Gurgaon has decided to step in to fix the responsibility for maintenance of the building following complaints of residents about chunks of plaster coming off in a few balconies. DTP has called a meeting today with the RWA of the high-rise and Unitech Group executives.
According to the residents, recently, there have been two instances of collapsing of plasters in balconies causing panic.
“Three cases were reported in blocks B, C and D on August 2 and 5. We have been trying to get in touch with the officials at Unitech, but they are just not bothered. We want a safety audit inspection of the building,” said Joginder Singh, president, RWA. “Later, we approached MLA and state PWD minister Rao Narbir Singh, who directed the DTP to take charge.”
The project was delivered about three years back and the recent incidents have shaken up the residents. “All we want is for someone to tell us that our building is safe for its occupants. We want DTP to direct a safety audit of the building and fix the responsibility for maintenance,” said a resident who did not want to be named.
One of the poshest societies in the area, Uniworld Garden 2 consists of 16 towers with 14 floors each and was launched in 2009. Though the project was to be completed by 2011-12, possession started in 2015-16.
“A big chunk of plaster fell off early morning on August 2. The RWA has approached the builder several times but they have turned a blind eye to our plight,” said S Sharma, a resident.
However, the builder has a different explanation for this. “The plaster collapse isn’t a big issue. I am not aware of the meeting but will check with my staff and act accordingly,” said a senior executive of the Unitech Group, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Talking to City Spidey, RS Bhatth, DTP, said, “I want to discuss the matter with both the representatives of residents as well as developer. Safety of residents is our primary concern here.”