Gurugram: IIT-Delhi submits Chintels Paradiso tower D’s final audit report
GURUGRAM: The final report on structural audit of tower D of Chintels Paradiso, where living rooms of five flats collapsed vertically killing two women on February 10, has been submitted to the district administration by IIT-Delhi.
The district administration and department of town and country planning (DTCP), after the cave-in at the Sector 109 society, had ordered an investigation and roped in IIT-Delhi for the structural audit in the highrise’s tower D.
Deputy commissioner Nishant Yadav told TOI that the report of tower D has been submitted to him.
“We will analyse the report and based on the findings, a decision will be taken on other towers E and F. It may take a week to analyse the report,” he said.
District town planner (enforcement) Amit Madholia said a meeting has been called by the deputy commissioner to discuss the report and decide future course of action for other towers of the project which have flaws in construction.
“On the basis of the report of tower D, whatever decision is being taken by the committee headed by the deputy commissioner will be implemented. The sample collection of tower E& F has already been started by Shri Ram Institute,” he added.
Residents are worried about structural stability of the building, especially after a recent incident when chunks of concrete had fallen off a flat in tower E. Also, iron rods were found protruding in the same flat.
Around two weeks ago, when the deputy commissioner and district town planner had visited the society, balconies of the E and F tower were found “sagging” with cracks. The DC had assured residents that an appropriate action will be taken.
On March 6, a three-member team of IIT-D visited tower D for an inspection.
The preliminary report submitted on March 12, claimed steel reinforcements collected from the debris were found to be corroded and there were cracks on beams and columns.
The report further recommended that a detailed structural audit of the towers be conducted, and material testing be carried out to find out if the building has any defects.
Again, on May 7, two experts from IIT-Delhi and a structural engineer roped in by the Gurgaon district administration visited the society and collected samples from the building.
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