UP Housing board to demolish over 250 flats in Agra
A total of 272 flats of the 632 being constructed by the UP Housing and Development Board for urban poor in Kalindi Vihar in Agra will be demolished after an investigation by a team from IIT Roorkee pointed out that these are not suitable to live in because of poor quality of construction. The team found that sub-standard materials were used and standard norms were violated while constructing these 272 flats.
The report said the walls have not been plastered properly, and the concrete on the roof has come off at several places, exposing the iron mesh. There are cracks on the columns. Besides, the sewer line was not laid properly, the report said. Following the report, these flats have not been allotted.
Role of nine engineers associated with the project is being investigated.