The Department of Land Use Planning (DTCP) has begun repairing and renovating 40 apartments in four towers of Chintels Paradiso in Sector 109 to relocate families whose apartments were damaged when several ceilings in Tower D collapsed on February 10, killing two people, officials said. Wednesday.

The developer provided families with temporary accommodation last week in different towers after the collapse, but residents claimed the apartments lacked basic facilities.

RS Bhath, District Planner, Law Enforcement, said they were trying to address the issues residents are facing and a team of 60 has started repair work in Towers A, B, C and D from Wednesday evening. ‘All work is under my supervision and we will ensure that residents have all basic facilities before they move in,’ he said.

Bhath said the department on Monday asked the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi to conduct security audits of occupied towers. “We have also asked the developer to provide residents with basic furniture, mattresses, a wardrobe and household items so that they can start setting up their temporary apartments,” he said.

District administration officials said they were coordinating with senior officials from the DTCP and the chief minister’s office to seek permission from residents to retrieve their belongings from the collapsed tower.

Nishant Kumar Yadav, deputy district commissioner, said they were trying to hire logistics companies to safely collect intact property from residents. “The process will take some time – until then the building has been sealed and no one is allowed to enter the tower,” he said.

Meanwhile, residents of the temporary accommodation said they were unhappy with the condition of the current apartments, but added that the new apartments being renovated appeared to be in better condition. “The apartments need repairs – plumbing and electrics. Even the plaster and paint needs to be redone. My wife, two children and I are struggling very hard in the temporary accommodation. We have been given a new apartment but we cannot will only change once the security audit and renovations are complete,” said Hem Mishra, a resident of Tower D.

Puja Aggarwal, another resident of Tower D, said her family of four moved in with her friend on the day of the collapse. “We were called today (Wednesday) and given a temporary apartment in tower B. All the work is finished and the workers are cleaning it. DTCP requested the promoter to provide furniture and other basic equipment. We are going to change this week,” she said.

Thirty-six families living in Tower D had to move after the collapse – some moved to other neighborhoods and others to vacant company apartments that were in poor condition – one of the residents said .

Residents said they met with local MP Rakesh Daulatabad, who visited their company on Wednesday, and handed him a letter asking him to pressure the police to arrest the suspects.

Monu Ajmani, a resident of Tower A, said the developer’s Haryana Real Estate Regulatory Authority license should be revoked and their assets should be frozen at the earliest. “As other towers are also in a similar condition, we need an immediate settlement and rehabilitation of all residents of the society before another tragedy occurs,” he said. .

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