Upset with the condition of basement during monsoons, the Apartment Owner’s Association (AOA) of Ajnara Integrity, a high-rise in Raj Nagar Extension, on Tuesday wrote a letter to Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA).
The residents are disturbed with seepage and waterlogging in the basement whenever there is downpour. “It gets so bad that even a simple walk in the basement becomes difficult,” said Nitin Tyagi, president of the AOA.
“We have complained about this issue multiple times to the builder but no action was initiated from his side which forced the AOA to raise the matter to GDA,” said Tyagi.
The AOA claimed in the complaint letter that water logging after rain gives passage to the rain water to seep inside the foundation of the building. They blamed the structural faults in the basement behind this.
“The seepage of water is led by structural faults in the basement. It is hugely affecting the core of the building while weakening its foundation structure,” the letter read.
The AOA also wrote in the letter that waterlogging gives rise to the spread of vector borne diseases in the society. “The basement gets waterlogged during rains which raises another concern for the residents - the threat of Chikungunya, Malaria and other vector borne diseases,” the letter read.
“The stagnant water is a breeding ground for such diseases and in monsoon season, the chances of spreading these diseases are always high,” cautioned Tyagi.
Tyagi also said that whenever these maintenance issues are raised with the maintenance management, the staff says that such issues are related to structural faults and they can’t help in this regard.
CitySpidey spoke to the maintenance management of the society who, on the condition of anonymity, acknowledged the issue but called themselves helpless. “Addressing the faults related to infrastructure are beyond our scope of work,” a management staff said.
While the society has a registered AOA, its maintenance is still taken care by the builder.
CitySpidey tried to contact the builder. However, his response is awaited.