DDA Plans to Reconstruct Dangerous Buildings

Delhi Development Authority (DDA) plans to reconstruct some dangerous buildings in the city. DDA is prompted by the increasing incidents of building collapses.

Seeing the increasing incidents of building-collapses, Delhi Development Authority has decided to reconstruct some most dangerous buildings of the city. However DDA has to attain the consent of the flat owners to start the reconstruction.

DDA has decided to rebuild the dangerous buildings and has decided to seek owners’ consent which is necessary for the reconstruction of such unsafe buildings.

Disaster Management Authority recently conducted a survey on unsafe buildings in New Delhi. The survey covered mainly five areas of the city where a large number of buildings were identified as dangerous.

The survey was conducted by a team of experts who later proposed to the DDA that the identified buildings are to be redeveloped. According to the experts’ suggestion some of the buildings are to be totally reconstructed while some need only a partial reconstruction.

Fatehpur Beri, Gandhi Nagar, Kondli, Lal Kuan and Lalita Park were the five areas where the survey was conducted. A number of building collapses has occurred in these areas recently. The survey revealed that many more buildings in these areas are dangerous and unsafe for living. Further it warns of another building collapse in these areas.

DDA meeting, headed by LG, has already approved the proposal, yet only in-principle. However; so far, the financial difficulties are not finalized. DDA will have to meet the financial matters as well before the plan is put into practical.

DDA may probably appoint a consultant to prepare a detailed report on the status of these identified buildings. He will have to study the buildings in the prescribed areas to submit the report. Moreover the consultant will have to recommend suitable and possible measures as well.

DDA spokesperson Neemo Dhar told that the project is expected to be launched soon. Chief engineer (project) Mr. P K Vats –headed team of expert includes chief engineer (quality control) and some other senior officials.

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