The Noida Authority has finally woken up to take action against unauthorised buildings constructed using poor quality raw materials. The authority demolished at least 10 such buildings on Friday in Garhi Chaukhandi area adjacent to sector 121.
The action came after hours after an under-construction structure collapsed in the area. Luckily, the building was not occupied when it came crashing down on the ground. According to a report in Times of India, the developer of the said building project had no approval of the layout from the concerned authorities.
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Meanwhile, the co-owner of the two buildings which collapsed on July 17 killing nine people in Greater Noida's Shahberi surrendered in a court on Friday.
Pankaj Goyal, whose GK Homes was involved in the construction of both the ill-fated buildings, was later sent to judicial custody. So far, six of the 24 named in the FIR in the case are behind bars. Bisrakh police station SHO Akhilesh Tripathi said efforts are on to nab the 18 other accused.
Taking a serious note of the Shahberi incident, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath had asked the Meerut Divisional Commissioner to conduct an inquiry and determine the extent of illegal construction in the area.
Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate Brajesh Narayan Singh had also ordered an investigation, to be completed within 15 days.