Cracks in building create panic at Burail
UT and municipal corporation (MC) officials rushed to Burail village after a four-storey commercial building undergoing renovation developed cracks on its ground floor on Monday.chandigarh Updated: May 05, 2015 11:10 IST
UT and municipal corporation (MC) officials rushed to Burail village after a four-storey commercial building undergoing renovation developed cracks on its ground floor on Monday.
A UT disaster management team, fire brigade, an ambulance and the MC estate office officials reached the spot after the police control room got a message that Kesho Ram Complex was about to collapse.
The UT team, led by Sanjeev Kohli, vacated the upper floors of the complex and built three pillars to support the building. The MC engineering wing officials, too, started building a wall to further strengthen the building.
The nearby shopkeepers were told to vacate their shops as well.
MC sub-divisional engineer (buildings) Sunil Dutt said the cracks developed due to the renovation work and the owner had been instructed to make necessary changes.
“We will check the building again on Tuesday,” he said.
Building owner Narinder Verma said the cracks developed after an electrician hit a pillar with a hammer to make a hole in it.
“We have told the occupants of the upper floors to vacate the premises for a week. We are adhering to the MC instructions,” he said.
The building was built in 1989.
First Published: May 05, 2015 11:08 IST