Towers can collapse at any time, a north Delhi flat RWA warns DDA
By Bricksnwall | 2023-12-10
New Delhi, Dec. 8 (PTI): The RWA of the northwest
Delhi Signature View Apartments said on Friday that it had alerted the DDA
about the four blocks' dangerous state, which could result in their collapse at
In response, the DDA stated that it would
investigate the possibility of these structures being demolished on their own.
On Thursday, the Residents Welfare
Association and the DDA conducted a meeting.
With 336 MIG and HIG apartments constructed between
2007 and 2009, the Mukherjee Nagar apartment complex faces demolition by the
Delhi Development Authority due to construction flaws.
According to RWA President Amrendra Kumar Rakesh,
the organization has requested that the DDA allow for a safe resident
evacuation and the commencement of rent payments for the new residence.
"We informed the DDA officers about the
unsanitary state of four blocks?D, E, I, and L?which, according to an IIT Delhi
report, are in the worst possible condition and should be immediately evacuated
and dismantled," Rakesh stated.
Almost all of the owners or allottees have given
their assent, therefore he said it has asked that the DDA start paying rent to
the inhabitants of the D and E block immediately. He added that rent can
decrease at any time.
The majority of the inhabitants would be prepared
to leave the apartments, the RWA informed DDA officials, if this demand was
granted. Additionally, we stated that the RWA would not file a lawsuit or
uphold any of the nine claims made by the petitioner if the demand is granted,
RWA warned DDA that it would have no choice but to
go to court if it did not accept our demand for rent with vacation.
Prior to this, the DDA had promised to cover rent
for the occupants of the 336 apartments only if they leave. The RWA contested
the clause, claiming that it was impossible to persuade all 336 flat owners to
turn in their keys at once. It asked for permission to reduce the 100% vacation
clause to 75% in the hopes that the other owners would soon follow suit.
However, the subject is now before the Delhi High
Court since the occupants of nine units filed a lawsuit there and were granted
a stay order prohibiting the DDA from taking any further action. stated the DDA.
RWA claimed that it has notified DDA that around 210 apartment owners have granted permission to take a vacation till Thursday, and 100 units are currently unoccupied.