If the news below is credible then shall we conclude that GCX & SPR projects are at risk due to being located in 'Flood Prone' area ?

Appreciate comments from the veterans on how should this be interpreted??
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Developers Continue To Build On Flood-Prone Areas

New developers in Gurgaon do not seem to have learned anything from the mistakes their predecessors made. Several well-known developers in Gurgaon have built malls, colonies and high-rises on bunds and natural drains, which has resulted in flooding during monsoon. Recently, construction work at many sites in the newly-developed Sector 58 came to a standstill due to flooding after light showers. However, construction work on high-rises in the flood-prone area of Ghata Bund is being carried out by well-established developers. New developers have also joined in, despite the objection by the irrigation and disaster management department.
"We have not given no-objection certificate for construction activity in this area. This is a flood-prone area where water from the Aravallis and other natural drains accumulate," said SE Sharma, SDO, irrigation department.

"The maximum storage capacity of the bund is over 12 feet. Water from Gwal Pahari Bandhwari's bund Nos. 1 and 2 and Behrampur bund is discharged here. During heavy rain, water seeps into residential areas and this can't be avoided as the elevation is slanted towards Ghata bund," said Sharma.

In 2010, construction work at Sectors 58, 62 and 65 near the Southern Periphery Road was stopped due to flooding. The department now fear for the lives of residents who will occupy these high-rises. This is because in case of heavy rain, disaster can't be ruled out. The department is intrigued why the town and country planning department allotted licenses to builders.


"The basements at these construction sites are submerged. God save the buildings from collapsing as stagnant water can weaken the buildings' foundation," added Sharma.
Earlier, big developers used to block natural drains to build colonies and malls, including in Sushant Lok 2 and 3, DLF Phase 3 and Ambience Mall.

"The lanes at our area get blocked during rain. We can't even step out from our house. The expressway, too, is sometimes flooded, which slows traffic," said Palam Vihar resident Mansi Kumar.

Markets at Palam Vihar also get flooded even during light rain. This causes a lot of inconvenience to shoppers and residents. DLF Phase 2 residents had to face water logging after every shower. This also cause electricity poles in the area to malfunction,

"The poles often emit sparks during rain, which is dangerous. We can't walk safely here," said a DLF Phase 2 resident.
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  • The only under-construction project that I know of in Sec 58 is Ireo Grand Arch and I don't think the construction activity ever stopped there. Not sure if the source of this article is authentic.
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  • Really not aware & need to check on this . Read something similar in the forum, sometime back .

    ...............but, if this is true, this is something really serious .
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  • Originally Posted by sandys
    If the news below is credible then shall we conclude that GCX & SPR projects are at risk due to being located in 'Flood Prone' area ?

    Appreciate comments from the veterans on how should this be interpreted??
    **********************News********************************
    Developers Continue To Build On Flood-Prone Areas

    New developers in Gurgaon do not seem to have learned anything from the mistakes their predecessors made. Several well-known developers in Gurgaon have built malls, colonies and high-rises on bunds and natural drains, which has resulted in flooding during monsoon. Recently, construction work at many sites in the newly-developed Sector 58 came to a standstill due to flooding after light showers. However, construction work on high-rises in the flood-prone area of Ghata Bund is being carried out by well-established developers. New developers have also joined in, despite the objection by the irrigation and disaster management department.
    "We have not given no-objection certificate for construction activity in this area. This is a flood-prone area where water from the Aravallis and other natural drains accumulate," said SE Sharma, SDO, irrigation department.

    "The maximum storage capacity of the bund is over 12 feet. Water from Gwal Pahari Bandhwari's bund Nos. 1 and 2 and Behrampur bund is discharged here. During heavy rain, water seeps into residential areas and this can't be avoided as the elevation is slanted towards Ghata bund," said Sharma.

    In 2010, construction work at Sectors 58, 62 and 65 near the Southern Periphery Road was stopped due to flooding. The department now fear for the lives of residents who will occupy these high-rises. This is because in case of heavy rain, disaster can't be ruled out. The department is intrigued why the town and country planning department allotted licenses to builders.


    "The basements at these construction sites are submerged. God save the buildings from collapsing as stagnant water can weaken the buildings' foundation," added Sharma.
    Earlier, big developers used to block natural drains to build colonies and malls, including in Sushant Lok 2 and 3, DLF Phase 3 and Ambience Mall.

    "The lanes at our area get blocked during rain. We can't even step out from our house. The expressway, too, is sometimes flooded, which slows traffic," said Palam Vihar resident Mansi Kumar.

    Markets at Palam Vihar also get flooded even during light rain. This causes a lot of inconvenience to shoppers and residents. DLF Phase 2 residents had to face water logging after every shower. This also cause electricity poles in the area to malfunction,

    "The poles often emit sparks during rain, which is dangerous. We can't walk safely here," said a DLF Phase 2 resident.


    :bab (45):In case sectors 58,62 and 65 are flood prone area,in the interest of consumers DTCP Haryana should not issue licences to builders in these areas.:bab (59):
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  • This article was published in Hindustan Times last week.
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  • Do any of the under-construction projects in these sectors even have basements as mentioned in the article? I am not aware of any residential ones in this area having it lest they have also included the commercial projects?
    Also, a couple of weeks back while driving on GCX road on a rainy day almost half the road was filled with ankle-high water near Pioneer Park. Don't know whether that was because of flood or because of some water pipe burst. Felt like some pipe burst but I could be mistaken. Also, does anyone know location of these bundhs? If one goes towards Brahma City and takes a left on the road behind brahma city board then at about 100 mts. you will see some ditches on the left which are atleast 12 feet deep if not more. Could these be the bundhs being talked about in the article? I am not sure whether these ditches are man made or natural.
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