Alarms not working, six stuck in condo lift for an hour

  • | Sunday | 15th October, 2023

GHAZIABAD: Six residents, among them two schoolgoers, were stuck in a lift of Bharat City apartments in Ghaziabad for around an hour on Friday.While three of the residents boarded the lift from the 10th floor, the others got in from the ninth to go to the floors below. The lift moved for two storeys before getting stuck on the seventh floor. The stuck residents pressed the alarm bell several times before they were rescued by guards.My husbands office cab comes around 7.20am, so he boarded the lift with our two children, aged 10 and 4, around 7.15am from the 9th floor. Three residents from the 10th floor were also inside the lift that was headed to the ground floor. The lift stopped on the seventh floor and remained stuck for nearly an hour. The alarms didnt work and finally, another 10th-floor resident who was taking the stairs, apparently as the lift wasnt working, heard them scream and alerted others, Jharna Saxena, whose husband Saurav was stuck in the lift, said.It could not be immediately ascertained why the lift malfunctioned but residents blamed the developer, who is yet to hand over the management of the society, for the lack of maintenance. The developer could not be reached for comment.We also published the following articles recentlyPlumber dies after getting stuck in lift in West Delhis Narayana areaA plumber died in West Delhis Narayana area after getting trapped in a moving elevator. The plumber, identified as Sanjay, entered the elevator to clear water that had accumulated inside a multi-story building. The elevator unexpectedly started moving, trapping him inside. Local technicians were called to open the elevator, and Sanjay was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead.Japan lifts tsunami advisory for coastal areasJapan issued a tsunami advisory after a series of shallow quakes in the Izu islands. Tsunami waves of up to 60 cm were recorded in some areas, but no damage was reported. The advisory was later lifted and residents were allowed to return to their homes. This comes after Japan experienced a one-meter tsunami last week following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake.Maharashtra: Lift safety guidelines likely to be cleared in next two monthsThe rules for the Maharashtra Lift, Escalators and Moving Walkways Act, 2017 have yet to be cleared by the law and judiciary department, seven years after the state government approved the act. The delay is due to the chief electrical inspector for lifts at Chembur not responding to queries from the department. The new rules are expected to be cleared in the next two months and will cover technical specifications and evacuation procedures in case of a fire. The rules also recommend a 20-year lifespan for lifts and penalties for non-compliance.

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