THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) has asked the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation to deny occupancy certificate to a 36-storey complex at Kazhakoottam after locals alleged cracks developed in their houses due to the piling for its construction. It also ordered examination of the cracks in the complainants’ houses by experts and set a two-month deadline to repair the cracks formed due to the piling.
The corporation secretary was asked to issue the certificate only after the complaints were addressed by the constructors. “The construction company should appear before the commission after the issue was resolved,” ordered Human Rights Commission acting chairman P Mohana Das, while acting on the complaint by Kazhakoottam natives K S Madhusoodhanan and L Leelamani.
They had alleged their houses were severely damaged due to the construction of the flat owned by Nikunjam Constructions.They alleged the water in their wells had also been polluted due to the construction of toilets at the construction site for workers. Das asked the construction company to check the water quality at the nearby wells. “If potable water has been polluted due to the construction of the flat, the builders should address the issue,” he said.