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MCD orders survey, then says it has no structural engineers

19 November 2010

NEW DELHI:With the MCD unable to figure out where to put them up, the residents of 38 houses near Lalita Park, who had been asked to vacate, will get two more days to move out. But the MCD is in a spot as far as the survey is concerned, with officials pointing out that it has no structural engineers to carry out the safety checks.

In response to an RTI query, the MCD had declared four months ago that it will form a panel of structural engineers for inspecting buildings, but never got around to doing it. MCD Commissioner KS Mehra said they had started preliminary work but “it got delayed due to the lack of availability of good structural engineers”.

“We are, however, working in the direction and the panel should be ready in some time,” he added, without giving a deadline.

To tide over the current situation, however, the MCD has sought help from the Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee to survey properties that are dangerous. “For the 38 buildings we have a team of civil engineers who are very competent,” said MCD spokesperson Deep Mathur….

Read more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/mcd-orders-survey-then-says-it-has-no-structural-engineers/713286/

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Written by csirindia

November 21, 2010 at 8:42 am

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