On July 2018, twin buildings collapsed in Shahberi killing as many as nine people.
More than 100 builders from trans-Hindon area have come together and formed a welfare association to stand against the alleged high handedness of Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA). Builders alleged that the authority's officials were pressurising them post Shahberi and Akash Nagar building collapse incidents.
On July 2018, twin buildings collapsed in Shahberi killing as many as nine people. Few days after, an under construction building collapsed killing one person and injuring eight others in Ghaziabad's Akash Nagar.
Last month, GDA had prohibited registration of over 1,900 single unit plots after it found in a survey that nearly thrice the number of housing units have come up on single unit plots sanctioned by GDA in three residential sectors of Indirapuram.
GDA compiled a list of housing units where it was found that private developers have constructed about 1,900 flats beyond the permitted number. The list stated that 1,070 units were sanctioned in the three residential pockets of Indirapuram but the survey found 3,050 constructed units.
“For more than twenty years, we are providing budget homes to middle class buyers and we didn't do it in a day,” told Pradeep Gupta, convener of the association.
“If the authority had any problem with the layout or permission, what kept it silent till now especially when the flats are ready and buyers have already bought them,” he said.
Few days ago, the builders of these units demonstrated a protest against terming these units illegal. After the protest, GDA's Vice Chairperson assured the builders that actions won't be taken against the units which have been developed already.
“Still, officials of GDA served us notices. To fight this arbitrariness, we have formed this association,” added Gupta.