Action to be taken against dilapidated buildings
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.