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Municipal agencies to raze unsafe buildings

The East and North civic agencies will soon begin demolishing structures labelled unsafe.

The East and North civic agencies will soon begin demolishing structures labelled unsafe. Both agencies have asked why the Dangerous Building Cell has not taken any action against these structures so far.

“The four-member committee comprising one assistant engineer and three junior engineers surveyed 25,725 buildings. Of these,42 have been found unsafe and the committee has taken action against seven. I have asked them to submit a detailed report citing the reasons for delay in demolition of unsafe buildings. We will not wait for another Chandni Mahal or Lalita Park to happen. I have asked them to demolish these structures immediately,” said Ravinder Gupta,Chairman,Works committee,North corporation.

Mahak Singh,Standing Committee Chairperson,East corporation,said the Building department has been asked to identify unsafe buildings in the area. “We have been busy with horticulture and sanitation drives in East Delhi. From October,we will start issuing notices to owners of dangerous buildings,” Singh said.

The Dangerous Building Cell was formed in November 2011 after the Chandni Mahal building collapse.