Ac­tion to be taken against di­lap­i­dated build­ings

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - STAFF RE­PORTER

RAWALPINDI—The Pun­jab govern­ment has de­cided to take ac­tion against di­lap­i­dated build­ings in Rawalpindi city be­fore the ad­vent of Mon­soon in or­der to save lives of in­no­cent peo­ple. Th­ese build­ings have been con­structed for more than a cen­tury and have out­lived their lives and the res­i­dents there are un­der con­stant threat of be­ing trapped if th­ese build­ings col­lapse due to heavy rain, wind­storm or earth­quake.

A re­cent sur­vey has re­vealed that at least 246 build­ings sit­u­ated in the ar­eas of Dhok Syedan, Chungi no. 22, Lalkurti and Sad­dar and Raja Bazar are di­lap­i­dated. The Pun­jab govern­ment has given a dead­line to the district au­thor­i­ties un­til the ad­vent of mon­soon sea­son to take ac­tion against the de­cayed struc­tures to avoid any un­seen sit­u­a­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to the es­ti­mates, 109 di­lap­i­dated build­ings are ir­repara­ble and can­not be brought into res­i­den­tial or com­mer­cial use even af­ter ex­tended re­pair.

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