“I read the article in HT on Thursday and I’ve called a meeting of all stakeholders, including traders. I am not at all happy with the way the project has been moving. We are hoping the contractor will meet the December deadline,” she said.
A new problem is that blocks revamped in 2010 are already showing major defects — peeling paint, window panes not matching the original shape and size.
Experts say the rush to meet the deadline has resulted in shoddy craftsmanship. “It seems quality has been compromised upon,” said AK Jain, heritage expert and author of Lutyens’ Delhi.
Also, the contractor assigned the job of façade restoration left mid-way. A new contractor has been hired, sources said, but precious time has already been lost.
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