Niho Scottish Garden: Cars damaged as iron scaffolding topples down

Photo: Ashish Srivastava
Posted: Feb 26, 2019

As many as 10 cars in Niho Scottish Garden, Indirapuram, were damaged after an iron scaffolding of an under-construction tower fell on them on Monday evening. 

The incident happened at around 8.30 pm after Ghaziabad received rainfall followed by gusty winds.

Residents said the structure fell in response to the strong winds that started blowing. 

Fortunately, nobody was hurt in the incident.

The scaffolding was covered with green sheets to contain dust of building materials. "The structure got heavy after the sheets got wet in the rainfall, tilting the whole thing towards the ground. Unable to withstand the pressure of the winds, the scaffolding fell on the cars parked below," said a resident.

The residents who now have damaged cars are furious and expect compensation from the builder.

"We have called a meeting with the builder and victim residents. We will make sure he compensates all," said DK Maurya, president of AOA of the society.

Meanwhile, residents are also worried for their safety.

"What if someone was present at the spot during the incident — it could have proved fatal," a resident said.

Maurya said that keeping in view the safety of the residents, the AOA will ask the builder to stall construction till safety of the residents is ensured.

TAGS: Niho Scottish Garden / Indirapuram / Ghaziabad