Unsafe buildings on shaky ground

LUDHIANA: Ludhiana has witnessed several wall and roof collapses previously few days, however it kind of feels that civic officers are looking ahead to main tragedies to occur earlier than taking any action towards unsafe buildings.
So far, their process is restricted simplest to factor notices to the homeowners of those buildings.

The civic officers have not undertaken any recent survey to determine if there are extra such unsafe constructions in the town.

But the officers blamed ongoing courtroom circumstances referring to these houses for non-action.

The final survey was conducted in 2011 and at that time they'd identified 22 buildings. Most of them have been in the Old City space. However, after that no survey was conducted in the town to check whether selection of unsafe constructions has greater or not.

Now, they simply depend on other people to come and report if there is any unsafe development in their locality.

Even this 12 months, MC officers simply served notices to homeowners of those buildings. Most of the notices were given in zone A earlier than the onset of monsoon.

As per preliminary survey and public lawsuits won through MC, there are 65 unsafe buildings in various portions including Chauri Sadak, Pindi Street, Jandu Street, Hindi Bazar, Old Sabzi Mandi chowk, Chaura Bazaar, Harbanspura, Baba Than Singh Chowk, Iqbal Ganj, Hazoori Road. Out of those, some buildings will also be repaired, however maximum of buildings will have to be razed, sources stated. However, there are courtroom circumstances pending between homeowners and tenants dwelling in some of these buildings.

The officers also cited congestion in spaces the place they cannot take JCB machines to dismantle unsafe constructions. Also the shortage of workforce is but one more reason cited through the civic officers for little action on the ground.

Mohan Singh, assistant the town planner of zone A, stated, “We have served notices to the homeowners of those buildings, however it is not simple to dismantle these constructions. We had razed some constructions final 12 months.”

On the survey, he stated as of now there is no workforce to habits a recent survey in town.


On Wednesday, portions of 2 unsafe buildings had collapsed in Kucha Krishan Dyal in Shivala Road whilst one development was on breaking point.


The former councillor from space and BJP district vice-president Parminder Mehta stated he has complained about several unsafe buildings in the space, however officers by no means paid attention. He stated one development is in a marketplace space and if it collapses, there can be main tragedy and MC can be responsible for that.


S Ok Sharma, a resident of Chauri Sadak, stated they have grown up in these localities, however they fear when they go underneath any unsafe structure. He stated the authorities will have to do something to save lots of lives who are living along such buildings.


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