Vadodara civic body to spend Rs 56 lakh to fix leakages in BSUP houses – ET RealEstate

VADODARA: The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) will have to cough up more than Rs 56lakh due to substandard work done in housing schemes. The civic body will have to redo waterproofing in the roofs of two schemes of housing blocks it constructed in 2012.

The civic body’s proposal has sought a nod to spend Rs 33.19lakh on BBCC work at the Jambuva site and Rs 23.46lakh on a similar project in Tarsali.

Sources said that the condition of some other schemes is similar and will have to be taken care of at some stage.

The houses were constructed as part of the Basic Services for the Urban Poor (BSUP) under Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission. Apart from several other schemes, 928 houses were constructed in Jambuva and 656 in Tarsali in multi-storeyed buildings.

The schemes have Indian Patent Stone (IPS) flooring on roofs and the VMC is now looking to provide them with Brickbat Cement Concrete (BBCC) flooring for better waterproofing.

While the civic body has brought a proposal for the work before the standing committee stating that the work was old and worn out due to ageing, people have been complaining of dampness and seepage since years now.

Within a couple of years of people shifting into their new houses, complaints of seepage as well as other issues related to poor quality of work started surfacing.

The VMC itself was concerned over the quality of the houses after lumps fell from such a dwelling in Kishanwadi.

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