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Residents protest, get government to stop construction at Quepem

Comments Off on Residents protest, get government to stop construction at Quepem   |   February 24, 2014    01:25pm   |Contributed by manoja

QUEPEM: Excavation for construction of a building in an existing housing complex near Selaulim canal raised apprehensions among occupants about danger to their building, as no setback was kept and the excavated pit was flooded by groundwater springs during digging.

The promoters of Royal Arcade building had engaged machinery for excavation of mud at a plot adjacent to the existing building. Six flat owners in the building complained that the builders dug a big, three-metre deep pit near the dead wall. After the excavation, numerous water springs erupted from the ground and filled the pit. Two water pumps operated at the site, but could not help pump out the water, resulting in the pit’s walls caving in.

This raised a fear among residents that the excavated portion may also lead to weakening of the foundation of their residential building that would ultimately lead to its collapse.

On receiving a complaint, Quepem mamlatdar Manoj Khorgaonkar rushed to the site with his circle inspector and verbally ordered the builder to stop work. Quepem municipal council also issued a stop work order, asking the builders to report to its office on Thursday. Despite this, the builders resumed work at 2.30pm. Residents lodged a police complaint and deputy collector Ajit Panchwadker rushed to the site with his technical staff and instructed the builder to stop the work.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/Residents-protest-get-government-to-stop-construction-at-Quepem/articleshow/30695184.cms

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