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Noida Extension: Man, 2 children get stuck in lift at La Residentia

Posted: Sep 24, 2018     By Avishek Dubey

In another incident related to lifts in high-rises, a resident along with his two children got stuck for over thirty minutes in an elevator at La Residentia society in Noida extension on Monday.

The incident happened when Rajeev Ranjan was returning to his flat at Tower-10 after picking his kids from the school bus.

They boarded the lift which moved and then stopped after a few seconds with a noisy thud. ”We became unstable inside when the lift abruptly stopped,” Ranjan said.

He further said that it became completely dark inside and the children started panicking.

All three of them were shouting for help and beating lift doors for more than 25 minutes. The help finally arrived and all of them were rescued unharmed.

Ranjan alleged that during their ordeal, the emergency bell, Automatic Rescue Device (ARD) and intercom were not working.

The residents alleged that the UPS, which is supposed to take the lift to the nearest floor during such emergency situations, was not there. As the maintenance team did not have any technician for the lift, they were only rescued after thirty minutes.

Residents said that when they confronted the maintenance staff, they said that they are aware of the situation. “However, they did not comment on why they are operating it even after knowing the dangers it can pose,” said Ranjan.

City Spidey tried to contact the maintenance staff of the society but the calls went unanswered.

The residents of Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad have been demanding a lift policy that will help the administration in ensuring the proper installation, operation and maintenance of lifts in buildings.

There are more than two thousand high rise buildings in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad. The residents getting stuck in the lift has become an everyday affair in the societies. No one takes the responsibility for the causalities happening in the lift.

Meanwhile, the Noida Authority had issued new guidelines of the lift policy earlier this month. The Authority had also sent a letter to 29 builders asking them to submit a detailed report about the maintenance and security measures of the elevator undertaken by them in the last year.

According to the lift policy guidelines, now the builders and the AOAs of the societies would be responsible for any lift incident.

In Noida, there are 105 societies and 36 of which are maintained and supervised by the AOA. Rest are under the control of the builders. In the next phase, the Authority will send the same letter to 36 societies which are controlled by the AOAs.

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