The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation suspended the development permission of the Addor Aspire-2 building in Gulbai Tekra on Wednesday, citing a violation of labour safety provisions, after seven labourers were killed when an elevator in the under-construction building collapsed.
“There are provisions with regard to labour safety stated in the Comprehensive General Development Control Regulations (CGDCR) 2017 issued by the Gujarat Government. The incident which happened on Wednesday morning violated the labour safety rules,” said an Estate department official from the West zone of AMC.
“Once it becomes clear who (assigned architect, supervisor, structural engineer, builder) was responsible for the negligence at the site, and what went wrong, where the violation happened exactly, further decision will be taken by the Deputy Municipal Commissioner of the West Zone,” added the AMC official.
“We have sent notices to the structural engineers and the builders to call them for investigation. There are more than one builder involved, the investigation is going on. As per the statement by Pankaj, the injured under treatment in Sola Civil Hospital, he and Rajmal (dead), were working on the sixth floor. They heard a thud, and due to the crashing sound they also fell, on the open/outer side of the building,” said VJ Jadeja, the Investigating Officer.
Seven labourers were killed and one critically injured after the centring of a terrace of an under-construction building collapsed on the labourers working at the site. The other six of them were working on a wooden plank, when the centring of the terrace collapsed, they fell into the basement.
Jayesh Khadia, chief fire officer, told mediapersons on Wednesday, that no information was received about the incident. “We learnt about the incident from media reports and the phone calls received from media persons. Hence, I have reached the spot to check what has happened. There has been no official communication or information shared by the developers or any other agency,” Khadia said.