On February 10 last year, six floors of Tower D of Chintels Paradiso apartment partially collapsed, killing two women.
Over a year after the tragic Chintels Paradiso residential tower collapse incident in Gurugram that claimed two lives, the district administration on Monday asked residents to vacate Towers E and F within 15 days, months after the two towers were declared unsafe.
1) On February 10 last year, six floors of Tower D of Chintels Paradiso apartment, developed by Realty firm Chintels India Limited, partially collapsed during renovations at a sixth-floor flat, killing two women.
2)Following the incident, a criminal case was filed by the Haryana government against the developer. Additionally, a district-level investigation was launched into the matter, which revealed structural flaws and quality issues in the construction of the towers, responsible for the accident.
3) Two months after the incident, in April, at least 188 homeowners of the complex moved to the Supreme Court, seeking justice, compensation, an independent structural audit and a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) monitored probe.
4) A structural audit of the building carried out by a three-member Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) committee, revealed in its September report that the structure deteriorated faster than expected, despite the fact that it had only been occupied for nearly just five years. In November, based on the report from the IIT-Delhi, the district administration declared the entire tower D unsafe and recommended that it be demolished.
5) At present, the CBI is probing the case, after its taking over it in December last year. On January 18, the agency booked Ashok Soloman, managing director of the group.