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Dengue fear grips Godrej city

Add comment   |   October 4, 2014    08:47pm   |Contributed by Indian Realty News

Tired of complaining about unhygienic and unsafe conditions in the township, residents of Godrej Garden City Township in Jagatpur protested outside Godrej’s site office on Friday. They played bhajans and protested loudly to ensure that even the ‘deaf employees’ of Godrej Properties Limited can hear their complaints loud and clear. The residents were pushed to take this step after rising number of dengue, malaria and viral fever cases failed to move the Godrej staff into cleaning up the place. They also complained of illtreatment at the hands of property management company JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle).

Chandan Tikyani, a 40-year-old business living in B-204, was admitted to Lifeline multispecialty hospital with dengue on Thursday. “I have two daughters aged 7 and 2. It could have easily been them instead of me as the entire township, including Global Indian International School, is unclean,” he said. Bhavin Bhutani’s wife contracted dengue 10 days ago. “For the past nine months, we have been complaining to the management about multiple issues including lack of cleanliness and basic amenities like streetlights. But nothing was done to resolve the issues,” said Bhutani, 35-year-old resident of A-303.

He added, “Water is stored in uncovered containers near residential apartments and school, leading to mosquito breeding. We brought this issue to the management, but they paid no heed.” Abhijit Basubal, 25, was admitted to Apollo hospital three weeks with dengue. His father Subir Basubal said, “When we complained to Godrej, they told us to resolve the issue on our own. Is this why we pay maintenance?” Keshubhai Bapadara, a 49-year-old businessman, said, “How is it that the AMC is not aware of so many malaria and dengue cases reported from the township?” When contacted, Deputy Municipal Commissioner (New West Zone) Devang Desai said, “We are not aware of the situation in Godrej Township. We will visit the site and issue a notice if they are found guilty.”

Meanwhile, in a reply to an e-mail sent by Mirror, Godrej Properties Ltd said, “We have taken several preventive measures to ensure that Godrej Garden City is a safe and enjoyable residence for all customers. We have proactively been ensuring thorough fumigation and chemical spraying of township on fortnightly basis. We regularly monitor and eliminate any instances of waterlogging. We have formally requested the guidance of AMC’s Health Department on any additional steps they would recommend.”

Source: Ahmedabad Mirror

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