Death of a Baby at Kalpataru Estate, Pimple Gurav, Pune 411061:
|Rohit, Resident of Kalpataru Estate, Phase 2, Pimple Gurav, Pune 411061|
The day I took possession of my flat at Kalpataru Estate, I realized that I had made a big mistake. Believing in the name "Kalpataru Ltd." and paying too much for their poor construction quality.
But after the death of Sahil,, 13 month old baby, I realized that - believing in the name "Kalpataru Ltd. (www.kalpataru.com)" was - not only a financial mistake. But by buying a flat at Kalpataru Estate, I have put my family's life in danger.
This is not only my view. All residents of Phase 1, Phase 2 & Phase 3 of Kalpataru Estate Pimple Gurav are sure that our life is in danger.
So, we, the residents of Kalpataru Estate, demand safety of our life.
We, the residents of Kalpataru Estate, want safe water.
We, the residents of Kalpataru Estate, want safe lifts.
We, the residents of Kalpataru Estate, want safe electricity.
We, the residents of Kalpataru Estate, want safe waste management.
We, the residents of Kalpataru Estate, want safe security system.
We, the residents of Kalpataru Estate, want working fire fighting system.
As an assurance, we, the residents of Kalpataru Estate, have told Kalpataru Ltd. to deposit one lakh rupees per flat with us.
If Kalpataru Ltd. fails to fulfil its promises, in the agreed time frame, the total deposit will be confiscated.
Rohit, resident of Kalpataru Estate Pimple Gurav, was telling me about the plan of action of the residents.
After the unfortunate incident of last Friday, 12th October 2012, Rohit had invited me for a cup of tea.
We were meeting for the first time. He came to collect me at the main gate of Kalpataru Estate Pimple Gurav. Showed me the place where Sahil, 13 month baby, died because of the electrocution.
Described how all residents collectively interrogated, debated, discussed, & negotiated with the management of Kalpataru.
After hearing for a while, I said, "I was expecting you to be very angry. But you are too calm & composed!"
I will tell you why," Rohit said and started describing how all residents of Kalpataru Estate were suffering for more than a year.
For a long time, after the possession, I was very frustrated. I means we all - were very frustrated with Kalpataru. Over a year, after collecting huge amounts of maintenance charges, Kalpataru was completely neglecting us. Not paying any attention to issues we were facing. Small & big issues about repairs & maintenance. About leakage & seepage, damp walls, defective flooring, poor water quality, defective electrical switches, not providing piped gas, garbage shoot not working, irrational telephone charges, thefts, steam bath not working, delay in society formation etc. Including the 2 complaints of electrical shock in the landscaped garden.
But the death of a baby turned our frustration - helplessness - into deep sorrow. Left us no option to be angry with the builder. Or with ourselves. Now, we all are determined to correct the things. Not to suffer anymore. Not to lose one more life. So, we are all focusing on safety. Safety of our life. From Kalpataru.
"I was not expecting this from Kalpataru. I have visited many Kalpataru projects in Mumbai. - You know what? - I was so confident about this builder - I was recommending every Kalpataru project - Kalpataru Harmony & Kalpataru Splendour at Wakad, Kalpataru Serenity at Manjri to all my readers," I said.
"Big mistake! Correct it Ravi Karandeekar - immediately," Rohit said.
"How?," I asked.
"I will tell you how - from my experience of Kalpataru!," Rohit said and added that first those who have already booked in any Kalpataru project should accept that Kalpataru is as good as any Tom, Dick & Harry - local builder.
Those who have booked flats in Kalpataru have to come together and form a group. Start conducting regular meetings. Recording minutes of the meeting. Supervising & questioning Kalpataru at every step. Including demanding third party audit of their construction at every step. Like, now, we are demanding third party audit of the safety in Kalpataru Estate.
In fact, this is applicable to any project - any builder. There is less difference between a small builder and a Big - Branded Builder. Big builder means the one who can tell you a big lie. Big ads. Big showoff. Big property prices. Than the small one. Big or small - ultimately - the same contractors - same workers - same issues - same harassment. Only difference would be the material. Italian marble vs. Chinese tiles.
You know what? I Googled after this incident and found out that this is the second death in 2012. The first one was at Marvel Diva at Hadapsar. Before that - in 2005 - 3 died in Goel Ganga Group's 'Ganga Teerth at Sahakar Nagar'. A balcony fell down at Nyati Meadows in Kalayni Nagar.
After reading this I wonder why we believe in any builder's colorful ads? Why we visit property exhibitions? These builders only know how to make us pay in advance. These builders are experts in tempting us to pay. These builders don't know how to construct well. So, let them prove - construct - and then - if you like - buy his property.
If you have already booked - being assertive is essential. Builders have powers - politicians & police force - in their pocket. So, you can't be aggressive. It won't work. But you can be assertive - because this industry works on your money.
"Sounds practical - I can suggest this & hope that those who have booked in other Kalpataru project don't suffer like you!," I said.
"That's next to impossible - but you can try!," Rohit said.
"In that case, what is the better way?," I asked.
"The one you have started recommending recently," Rohit said.
"Which one? Stop booking - start buying ready possession flats?," I asked.
"Yes!," Rohit said and asked me,"You know Murphy's Law? - Anything that can go wrong will go wrong - 'booking a flat' is a wrong way to buy a home - which will always go against you!," Rohit said.
What about you? When you book a flat - do you ever realize that you are putting your family's life in danger?
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