Crack on building splits residents, realtor
Residents of Ambience Lagoon Apartment are living in a state of fear as the exterior wall of the apartment has started developing cracks.gurgaon Updated: Feb 14, 2012 00:59 IST
Residents of Ambience Lagoon Apartment are living in a state of fear as the exterior wall of the apartment has started developing cracks.
The residents alleged that the cracks were developed after excavation of road opposite the building, affecting mainly E and F blocks where about 300 people live.
The Lagoon Apartment is a premium luxury apartment on NH-8 near the Delhi Gurgaon border toll plaza. It is a part of the Ambience complex that includes Ambience Mall.
A road of hardly six to seven metres wide is the only gap between the basement of the apartment and the excavation site. Besides, there is an underground parking near the excavation site.
Officials of the Ambience management have denied any link between the crack and the site of excavation.
“The cracks have not reached the dangerous level. We will ask our experts to look into the matter and take necessary steps, if required,” said Raj Singh Gehlot, chairman, Ambience group.
The residents of the 10-storey apartment are scared since they have noticed the cracks.
“In recent past, several incidents of building collapse have been reported in Delhi and NCR due to digging work in close proximity. We request the administration to do the needful taking suo motu cognizance of the damage,” said a resident.
Meanwhile, members of residents’ welfare association met the officials of the Ambience management and requested them to ensure that the crack did not develop to dangerous level. “The management has not yet taken any action,” said an RWA member.