Should we not stop these monsters of 20+ stories buildings in metro cities?At least three new advertisements have appeared in the Times of India, Chennai, edition, of the 15th of June 2019, proudly announcing new projects or on-going projects. Some of these are in the prestigious residential district of OMR, an area where only river water is available and no bore wells are allowed. There are already 30+ story buildings built in the most sophisticated Western style, by reputed builders from North India, where every drop of water is purchased for the residents.
Now, the new projects are all 20+ storied buildings and the places where these are coming up are at least forty five kilometers from the heart of the city. Only the airport may be near, at around fifteen kilometers with many approach roads. Why should we allow these symbols of blatant capitalism, in a city that is starving for water? Does it mean that the rich can get away with anything? Most projects have proudly announced swimming pools also. The very rich film actors, the jewelry merchants from Mumbai, the new class of very highly paid IT guys and the NRI crowd are happily buying up these superbly constructed apartments, where everything is sort of inclusive. The interior design experts, reportedly chip in even when the construction is on.
Don't we need some curbs? Am told the story is similar in Hyderabad too? What will happen to water resources too, if people who spend two crores for an apartment, like like Maharajahs when the poor common man is left with just six pots of water or less? The poor actually buy water now.