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Around 700 buildings in north Delhi designated as hazardous structures in pre-monsoon survey: NDMC

The safety of ancient houses and other structures was called into question when two boys, ages seven and twelve, were murdered when a four-story building fell in north Delhi's Sabzi Mandi neighbourhood.

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New Delhi, First Published Sep 14, 2021, 3:31 PM IST
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According to top authorities, about 700 buildings in north Delhi were designated as hazardous structures in a pre-monsoon assessment conducted by the area's civic authority on Monday. The safety of ancient houses and other structures was called into question when two boys, ages seven and twelve, were murdered when a four-story building fell in north Delhi's Sabzi Mandi neighbourhood. The structure that fell on Monday was located in front of the ancient Robin Cinema in the Malka Ganj ward of the Civil Lines Zone of the north corporation. The entire neighbourhood includes modest, old buildings that are approximately 75 years old, according to officials.

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In May-June, a pre-monsoon study was undertaken throughout all six North Delhi Municipal Corporation zones to locate such constructions and take corrective measures. "During this survey, 699 houses or buildings were discovered to be in a hazardous state, and 444 structures were recognised as requiring essential repairs," said a senior NDMC official. 89 homes were discovered to be hazardous during the examination of the Civil Lines zone. He also stated that 20 homes in municipal ward no.13, where the sad occurrence occurred on Monday, were deemed hazardous.

Nine of the 20 hazardous houses in the ward are located on the same road, Main Road, Old Subzi Mandi, where the collapse event occurred, according to the official. According to the officials, this house was not designated as unsafe since it was not located in a dangerous state during the assessment. According to them, all of the NDMC's zonal authorities have sent notifications to the owners of all of the structures designated as hazardous under Section 348 of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957.

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