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A five­ storey building had collapsed in northwest Delhi’s Sawan Park on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Unsafe buildings biggest risk in Delhi’s quake zone

By Shivani Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2018 11:48 AM IST
Apart from the usual old-age and decay, what threatens most buildings in Delhi is structural fragility. They are simply built badly. Every third resident in the city lives in a poorly provisioned home in an ‘unauthorised’ or ‘unauthorised-regularised’ neighbourhood where houses have been built without any sanctioned plan or design.
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Four children and two women were killed and at least six others were injured, two of them critically, after a five-storey building collapsed in northwest Delhi’s Sawan Park near Ashok Vihar Phase-3 on Wednesday morning.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Four children and two women were killed and at least six others were injured, two of them critically, after a five-storey building collapsed in northwest Delhi’s Sawan Park near Ashok Vihar Phase-3 on Wednesday morning.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

North Delhi civic body to survey buildings in Sawan Park after collapse

By Vibha Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2018 02:51 AM IST
On Thursday, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s engineer-in-chief Vijay Prakash issued a circular directing all executive engineers to revisit all houses in their areas.
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Four children and two women were killed and at least six others were injured, two of them critically, after a five-storey building collapsed in northwest Delhi’s Sawan Park near Ashok Vihar Phase-3 on Wednesday morning.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Four children and two women were killed and at least six others were injured, two of them critically, after a five-storey building collapsed in northwest Delhi’s Sawan Park near Ashok Vihar Phase-3 on Wednesday morning.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Building collapse in Delhi’s Sawan Park damages four nearby structures

By Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 06:27 AM IST
Some occupants of buildings near the collapsed house argue for demolition while others oppose it.
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Rescuers carry a survivor amidst the rubble after a building collapsed in New Delhi, India, September 26, 2018.(REUTERS)
Rescuers carry a survivor amidst the rubble after a building collapsed in New Delhi, India, September 26, 2018.(REUTERS)

Delhi building collapse: Landlord didn’t allow us to vacate, says survivor

By Karn Pratap Singh and Vibha Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2018 01:52 AM IST
Vimlesh Kumar, a mason who lost his two sons – Sumnesh,12, and Rajnesh,4 — blamed his landlord, identified by his single name Dharmendra, for the tragedy, alleging he had not been allowing them to vacate the building
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Members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) search for victims after a building collapsed in New Delhi on September 26, 2018.(AFP)
Members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) search for victims after a building collapsed in New Delhi on September 26, 2018.(AFP)

Building collapse in Delhi: Structure tilted year ago, no one paid heed

By Karn Pratap Singh and Vibha Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 10:27 AM IST
Locals said the ‘tilted’ building had leaned against a dried tree. Heavy rain in the past four days caused the dead tree to fall on Wednesday, immediately after which the tilted building came crashing down.
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Two residents of Shahberi village have served legal notices to a housing finance firm for approving a loan for an illegally constructed residential building.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Two residents of Shahberi village have served legal notices to a housing finance firm for approving a loan for an illegally constructed residential building.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Shahberi residents serve notice to finance firm that gave loans

By Preety Acharya | Hindustan Times, Noida
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2018 02:32 AM IST
Abhinav Khare and Nupur Vadera have sent notices to GIC Housing Finance Limited for approving a loan for a flat in a building that had allegedly been constructed illegally.
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During the ongoing demolition drive in Ghaziabad.(HT File Photo)
During the ongoing demolition drive in Ghaziabad.(HT File Photo)

Builders must raze constructions beyond compoundable limits: GDA

By Peeyush Khandelwal | Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 02:33 PM IST
The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) officials have asked the enforcement departments to inspect and act against constructions that are beyond compoundable limits
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All construction needs to follow the guidelines of the National Building Code (NBC), 2016, but these are openly flouted.(HT Photo)
All construction needs to follow the guidelines of the National Building Code (NBC), 2016, but these are openly flouted.(HT Photo)

Three mistakes that led to Shahberi building collapse in Greater Noida

By Snehil Sinha | Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 05:34 AM IST
An exodus of sorts is happening in Shahberi with residents preferring to move out rather than take a chance with their lives. Experts attribute these primarily to three cost-cutting measures.
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National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescue workers at a building collapse site in Greater Noida. A three-storey building collapsed in Kerala’s Palakkad, seven people have been rescued so far while feared trapped under debris.(Representative Image/HT Photo)
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescue workers at a building collapse site in Greater Noida. A three-storey building collapsed in Kerala’s Palakkad, seven people have been rescued so far while feared trapped under debris.(Representative Image/HT Photo)

Many feared trapped in building collapse in Kerala’s Palakkad

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 04:13 PM IST
Kerala police said the building in Palakkad collapsed when workers were replacing the concrete beam of the old building.
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The 8-year-old building – located in Khoni gram panchayat limits of Rasulabag – was declared dilapidated by the Bhiwandi tehsildar six months ago.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
The 8-year-old building – located in Khoni gram panchayat limits of Rasulabag – was declared dilapidated by the Bhiwandi tehsildar six months ago.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

Woman killed, 8 injured as 4-storey building collapses in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi

By Sajana Nambiar and Arvind Walmiki | Hindustan Times, Bhiwandi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 10:24 AM IST
The eight-year-old building was declared dilapidated by the Bhiwandi tehsildar six months ago.
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Rescue operations begin at the spot where a building collapsed in Ghaziabad on Sunday afternoon.(Shakib Ali/HT Photo)
Rescue operations begin at the spot where a building collapsed in Ghaziabad on Sunday afternoon.(Shakib Ali/HT Photo)

Building collapses near Dasna flyover in Ghaziabad, casualties feared

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 04:10 PM IST
A building collapsed near Dasna flyover in Ghaziabad’s Akash Nagar on Sunday afternoon.
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A four-year-old boy and a daily wage worker were killed in the collapse,(HT Photo)
A four-year-old boy and a daily wage worker were killed in the collapse,(HT Photo)

Two dead as wall of under-construction building collapses in Noida

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Noida
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2018 11:29 PM IST
Part of a basement wall of an under-construction building in Bahlolpur village in Sector 63 collapsed on Friday.
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The scaffolding of the building is suspected to have given away due to weight and trapped some labourers after it collapsed, police said.(HT Photo)
The scaffolding of the building is suspected to have given away due to weight and trapped some labourers after it collapsed, police said.(HT Photo)

Under-construction building collapses in Chennai, 25 people rescued

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 12:02 AM IST
Of the 25 people rescued, three were in serious condition.
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Relatives of the victims who died in the Greater Noida buildings collapse in Shahberi village on July 17, 2018.(Sunil Ghosh/ HT Photo)
Relatives of the victims who died in the Greater Noida buildings collapse in Shahberi village on July 17, 2018.(Sunil Ghosh/ HT Photo)

‘Wish could’ve spoken to him one last time’: Wife of man killed in Greater Noida buildings collapse

By Preety Acharya | Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 10:53 AM IST
Ranjeet Bhumali was one of the nine people killed in the twin buildings collapse in Greater Noida’s Shahberi village on Tuesday night. He was living at the under-construction building while his family lived in Delhi.
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Rescue workers look for survivors amid rubble at the site of a collapsed residential building at Shah Beri village in Greater Noida, on Wednesday.(Reuters)
Rescue workers look for survivors amid rubble at the site of a collapsed residential building at Shah Beri village in Greater Noida, on Wednesday.(Reuters)

Missing family had moved 4 days ago into Greater Noida building that collapsed

By Vinod Rajput | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 03:22 PM IST
Sources said many labourers who were engaged in applying finishing touches to the building, such as plastering its walls, may still be buried under the debris. A few guards were also feared killed in the incident.
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Rescue operations are on after two buildings collapsed in Greater Noida’s Shahberi village on Tuesday night.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Rescue operations are on after two buildings collapsed in Greater Noida’s Shahberi village on Tuesday night.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Buildings collapse in Greater Noida: Three dead, rescuers search for missing family

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 11:13 AM IST
The two buildings that collapsed in Greater Noida were illegal structures and presumably fell due to weak foundations and poor construction quality. One of the two builders has been detained in this connection.
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The two buildings in Greater Noida’s Shahberi village collapsed on Tuesday night.(ANI Photo)
The two buildings in Greater Noida’s Shahberi village collapsed on Tuesday night.(ANI Photo)

Greater Noida buildings collapse LIVE: Three dead; builder and two others arrested

By Agencies | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 10:25 AM IST

At least a dozen people are feared trapped under the debris of an under-construction building that collapsed in Greater Noida’s Shah Beri village on Tuesday, police said. Three bodies have been recovered by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Chief fire officer Arun Kumar Singh said at least 12 workers were inside the building at the time of the incident. Here are the Live updates: 

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The incident occurred around 10pm in Shahberi village of Bisrakh when a five-storey building collapsed on an adjacent under-construction building, officials said.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
The incident occurred around 10pm in Shahberi village of Bisrakh when a five-storey building collapsed on an adjacent under-construction building, officials said.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

Three dead as buildings collapse in Greater Noida, many feared trapped

By Peeyush Khandelwal | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 07:40 AM IST
Local officials said a newly constructed building collapsed onto an under-construction building adjacent to it in a narrow lane in Shahberi village of Bisrakh at around 9.30pm on Tuesday night.
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A huge part of a slab collapsed around 12.40am on Saturday.(Praful Gangurde)
A huge part of a slab collapsed around 12.40am on Saturday.(Praful Gangurde)

Part of dilapidated building collapses in Thane; no one injured

By Priyanka Dhomse | Hindustan Times, Thane
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2018 04:14 PM IST
Civic body will demolish the building, which was vacated months ago, soon, said an official.
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Aero Homes at Ghazipur Road in Zirakpur.(HT File)
Aero Homes at Ghazipur Road in Zirakpur.(HT File)

Completion certificate: Zirakpur MC for FIR against three builders

By Vivek Gupta | Hindustan Times, Zirakpur, Zirakpur
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 04:28 PM IST
Action sought against Vrindavan Gardens in Peer Muchalla, Aero Homes in Ghazipur Road and Ravindra Apartment in Baltana for giving possessions sans certificate.
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Mumbai Fire Brigade officers carry out rescue operation at the site of the Sai Siddhi building collapse in Ghatkopar in July 2017. The collapse killed 17 people.(HT FILE)
Mumbai Fire Brigade officers carry out rescue operation at the site of the Sai Siddhi building collapse in Ghatkopar in July 2017. The collapse killed 17 people.(HT FILE)

Mumbai civic body steps in to end turf war between fire brigade, NDRF

By Sagar Pillai | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2018 11:46 AM IST
BMC officials to ensure agencies cooperate with each other during for rescue operations at disaster sites
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At least 10 people were killed after a four-storey building collapsed near Sarvate bus stand in Indore on Saturday evening.(ANI Photo)
At least 10 people were killed after a four-storey building collapsed near Sarvate bus stand in Indore on Saturday evening.(ANI Photo)

Indore building collapse: Death toll reaches 10, CM Chouhan announces ex-gratia

By HT Correspondent | Hema Tiwari, Hindustan Times, Indore
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 09:28 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the next kin of those killed in the building collapse.
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According to police, the 50-year-old building housed shops, hotel and a lodge.(ANI Photo)
According to police, the 50-year-old building housed shops, hotel and a lodge.(ANI Photo)

Nine killed, many feared trapped under debris after four-storey building collapses in Indore

By Hema Tiwari | Hindustan Times, Indore
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 08:25 AM IST
Rescue operation is underway and many people are feared trapped under debris, said officials.
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