Case registered in multilevel parking collapse at Green Park

AAP alleges corruption in development, calls for probe; inquiry revealed technical malfunction, says SDMC official

A day after a part of an automatic multilevel parking facility at Green Park collapsed, damaging just a few automobiles, Delhi Police on Wednesday took suo motu cognisance of the incident and registered a case at Hauz Khas police station. No accidents had been reported and the parking space was subsequently closed.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged corruption in the development of the ability, which was constructed by the BJP-ruled South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), and sought a probe into the matter.

“Yesterday (on Tuesday), the automated stack parking unit at Green Park, which was set up by the SDMC with great enthusiasm, completely collapsed. And it’s important to note that this was such a renowned parking system that it was inaugurated twice, on two different occasions, by two Union Ministers,” AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj stated.

He additional alleged that the 17-storey parking facility was constructed and not using a security audit.

‘Links with BJP’

AAP chief Atishi stated the ability constructed by the company collapsed inside a 12 months and it was a transparent proof of corruption by the BJP. “It’s necessary to investigate which contractor and officer were given the responsibility of the construction. Their links with BJP leaders should also be looked into,” she stated.

SDMC standing committee chairman B.Okay. Oberoi, nonetheless, stated investigation revealed that the electrically operated ground plates (that are used to shift automobiles) had “collapsed due to a technical malfunction”.

“There were no irregularities in the construction and no portion of the building has collapsed. There was no major damage reported. The electrically operated floor plates got dismantled and fell inside the facility. The parking system had indicated an error on multiple occasions and the supervisor should have checked it,” Mr. Oberoi stated, including that the incident occurred in tower 3.

Mr. Oberoi stated the parking unit was maintained by a personal contractor, and people accountable for the “error” would “pay a penalty”.

AAP MLA Somnath Bharti stated the “BJP has a PhD in corruption” and “it is shocking that within a year, the parking facility costing over ₹18 crore has collapsed”.

“An independent SIT under the Supreme Court should conduct a thorough investigation into this scam. We also demand that a safety audit of the structure along with a cost and utility audit be conducted so that this misappropriation of taxpayers’ money by the BJP can properly be probed. The culprits must be duly punished,” he stated.

BJP hits again

Responding to the allegations, BJP stated AAP is making an attempt to malign the picture of the civic our bodies.

“The car parking is very much operational. It only faced a mechanical breakdown, which was rectified in less than a half day,” Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor stated.

“AAP leaders should have checked the facts before levelling false allegations. Now, they should come forward to apologise to the SDMC,” he added.

Inaugurated in November final 12 months, the parking facility, which has been constructed on 878 sq. metres, can accommodate 136 automobiles.

Staff Reporter , 2021-11-04 01:25:59

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