Prestige Group blamed for shoddy work

Published by Metro India News on September 02, 2016 00:16:16 AM

Residents of Bengaluru's Cole Park area are now scared to stay in their own homes as they got a rude shock of their life on Thursday morning when a portion of their house collapsed.

  • B’lore Coles Park residents blame Prestige Group for shoddy work
  • A total of five houses developed cracks, collapsed

They blame the Prestige Group for the shoddy work. They alleged that the company under-construction complex in the vicinity of their houses was responsible for the damage of their houses. Following the incident, police is trying to evacuate residents of some houses which are damaged completely. A total of five houses were affected, the cops said. Prestige Group project – Déjà Vu is on Promenade road and construction work is ongoing.

According to the group’s website, “Perched in the centre of such beauty and convenience is Prestige Déjà Vu- 40 sprawling apartments spanning 21 floors with 3 &4 bedroom apartments with a price Rs 3.45 crores onwards.” The website proudly says that the company had achieved over 150 landmark development across the city and extended its expertise to major cities across South India including Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mysore, Mangalore and Goa.

However, Prestige could not be contacted despite umpteen calls were made to the number provided on the company’s website. “Five houses behind which the construction is taking place have been affected. Large cracks had developed on the walls. The rear portion of my house fell around 5.30 am,” a resident alleged. Police rushed to the spot and started evacuation process. “We started to evacuate the residents of the worst affected houses.

Four buildings are affected but two families who needed immediate help are being evacuated,” Bharat Nagar inspector Veeranna said adding that the company was arranging alternate accommodation. This is the second such incident in the past one year in Bengaluru where a similar incident took place in June of last year. Tension gripped as many as 30 families of Queens’ Apartment, located at the junction of Queen’s and Cunningham Roads in Bengaluru as the C Block of the apartment complex developed huge cracks due to the excavation work taken up by Legacy Global Projects Private Limited for a housing project.