Total 428 buildings have been identified as dangerous in the annual building survey carried out by the three municipal corporations of Delhi this year. South Delhi Municipal Corporation has so far identified four buildings as dangerous. Over 85% of the exercise has been completed and the civic body has surveyed 9.9 lakh structures. “There are a total of 11,44,954 structures that need to be inspected, out of which 9,98,778 buildings have been surveyed till the 1st week of July. Four buildings have been found dangerous and these are under repair. The survey of the remaining buildings is under way.
According to the north corporation’s report, 265 buildings in its jurisdiction areas are in need of repair while 424 buildings fall under the “imminent danger” category. Notices under sections 348 and 349 of Delhi Municipal Corporation Act have been issued to the owners of these buildings. The maximum number of dangerous structures is located in Rohini zone followed by Karol Bagh and Civil Lines zones.
Surprisingly, East Delhi Municipal Corporation, which surveyed about 3.9 lakh buildings, did not find even a single dangerous structure. The survey exercise was completed on July 2. “A total of 2,10,530 houses were surveyed in Shahdara south zone and 1,77,450 houses inspected in Shahdara North. No building was found to be dangerous.
Usually, maximum dangerous structures are found in Old Delhi areas falling under City-Sadar Paharganj zone. During this year’s survey, the zone reported just 21 dangerous structures. Keshavpuram zone has 75 dangerous structures, Rohini 142, Narela seven, Civil Lines 83 and Karol Bagh has 96 dangerous buildings.