GREATER NOIDA: A resident of Hyde Park in Sector 78 filed a complaint against the builder and the society’s maintenance agency after a portion of his ceiling fell down on Monday.
The complainant, Ajay Pandey, told the Sector 49 police that the incident happened at 12.40 pm when his five-year-old son was taking online classes.
“My son had a narrow escape as a chunk of cement fell on his laptop and on the sofa where he was sitting,” he said, adding that he had bought the 3BHK flat for Rs 70 Lakh in November 2018.
Apart from Pandey, other residents said this is the seventh such incident that has happened in the society in the recent past.
“Recently, a big portion of concrete had fallen on my car,” Pandey said, adding that similar incidents occurred in flat number 302 and 304 of the society.
The residents said they had informed the Noida Authority’s additional CEO about the matter but got no response. “We had written to the Noida Authority that the builder is trying to escape with bad quality construction and sought their intervention but got no response,” Pandey said.
He demanded the authorities should question the builder as to why the structures were collapsing in just four years. “We seek criminal investigation in the matter,” he said. The resident has been told to visit the magistrate in order to get an FIR registered since the matter is not criminal, said Sector 49 police station station house officer.
General manager (maintenance) of the society, KK Upadhyay, said only a small portion of the plaster of Paris had shredded from the ceiling. “We offered immediate repair but the resident denied help and called the police. The damaged ceiling is part of the construction work, which the resident himself had done in the apartment,” he said. The society has over 2,200 flats in 23 towers.