Aviation watchdog Director General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA) directive to Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to reduce the height of buildings and structures in four apartments — Ganga, Yamuna, Narmada, and Saraswati — in D-6 society of Vasant Kunj has left the residents worried.
On August 26, the DGCA gave an order to submit identified obstruction around Indira Gandhi International Airport here after a detailed survey by the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL).
Indira Gandhi International Airport
“DIAL forwarded the list of buildings and structure determined as forming Obstacles Limitations Surfaces (OLS) of IGI airport based on a survey conducted in the year of 2016 to this office including of buildings and structures at Ganga, Yamuna, Narmada, and Saraswati apartments as obstacle penetrating the Inner Horizontal Surface (IHS) upon their permitted top elevation,” DGCA’s final order read.
Final order of DGCA
Based on the final order of DGCA, DDA has issued notice to the concerned department regarding a reduction in the height of the top four apartments of the building.
“Final order issued by DGCA to reduce the height of the said 15 numbers of towers to permissible limits within 60 days of issue of the notice or file appeal to DGCA within 60 days. This is for your kind information and further urgent action please,” DDA’s notice read.
Vasant Kunj in Delhi
The residents of the said four apartments are worried after the final order of DGCA and DDA. And for this Resident Welfare Association (RWA) is aggressively defending the order and preparing an appeal to DGCA and DDA.
The RWA has shown dissatisfaction against the order as to how a final order can be given without consulting citizens.
- “We have bought the house with hard-earned money.
How can the authority pass the order unanimously?
We will appeal before the authority and if they do not listen to us, Retired and serving IAS-IPS-IFS officers, pilots, literary personalities, and other intellectuals residing in these towers. After the order, all the citizens are upset.
“This building was constructed after DDA got No Objection Certificate (NOC) and now other authority of identical government said that there is a requirement to reduce the height of the building.
What is the fault of the people living here who have filled crores of price in a flat?
Reducing the height is also compromising the safety of the building as there are water tanks, fire tanks, and elevators connected to the top of the building,” Ashok Pai a retired IFS said.
A meeting of a large federation built up of residents living in Vasant Kunj has been convened today to take up the problem and look at legal appeal.
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