New Delhi: In 2010, the Commonwealth Games Village was built at a cost of crores of rupees in the flood plain of Yamuna to accommodate the athletes coming to participate in the Games. After completion of the tournaments, the flats were sold to the people at a high price but the lives of people here have become a mess nowadays due to rain.
The condition of this posh society of Delhi is pathetic for the last month due to heavy rains in the national capital. The buildings are at major risk due to the rainwater filling up in the basement. Currently, more than 30 heavy-duty pumps are working 24×7 for the last month to save the buildings.
According to a report in the Navbharat Times, in a 1,100-apartment complex society, the anti-seepage measures have deteriorated over the years. As per people living here, a worker has to continuously drain the water from the generator room so that the water level does not reach the electric wires. Every day water has to be removed from the shaft for the lift as well.
As per residents, now apartments are also getting affected due to water leakage. The most alarming thing is that the water is not leaking from above, but from the ground on which the complex is built.”
The DDA, Central Public Works Department, Ministry of External Affairs and public sector companies have ownership of the flats but all these departments are doing nothing to stop this situation.