The department of the electrical inspectorate, Gurugram, has directed the ILD Greens developer to conduct immediate safety and other mandatory tests mentioned in the Haryana Lifts & Escalators Act, 2008. It also asked to submit a complete report on the same.
The department also asked to apply for the renewal of lift registration after conducting the safety checks as the builder was illegally running the lifts without registration.
The decision came after the ILD Greens residents approached the department seeking its intervention over the issue of frequent malfunctioning of lifts in the society.
A senior executive engineer of the electrical inspectorate said, “On further scrutiny of the records, it was found that the registrations of four lifts expired on December 23, 2018. Therefore, these lifts are no more registered with the department and are running without registration. The department has also not received any requests for the renewal of these lifts from the developer.”
The notice further added that in case of failing to follow the direction, strict action will be taken as per clause no. 20 of Lifts & Escalator Act, 2008, which includes imprisonment for three months or fine up to Rs 50,000, or both.
The residents had highlighted that the lifts are undergoing frequent breakdown. Due to which, people living in the upper floors are facing great inconveniences.
Vipin Chauhan, a resident of the society said, “We are continuously trying to reach MD Salman Akbar on the matter but till date, we have not received response from him. The residents are suffering due the callous attitude of the developer and senior management.”
Onkar Singh, another resident said, "This is a matter of great concern as the lifts are running without any registration and the developer is blatantly flouting government norms for the safety of the lift. The AMC of the lifts was also expired posing a serious threat to the residents."