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GHMC cautions people to stay away from dilapidated structures

GHMC cautions people to stay away from dilapidated structures

Express News Service In view of incessant rains in Greater Hyderabad limits a

Published: 29th August 2017 08:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th August 2017 08:22 AM   |  A+A-

Hyderabad

GHMC cautions people to stay away from dilapidated structures

Express News Service In view of incessant rains in Greater Hyderabad limits and forecast for more rains for next 2 to 3 days, the GHMC Town Planning wing, mainly Assistant City Planners (ACPs) and the staff have been instructed to keep a constant vigil over their areas. The ACPs have been asked to once again have a thorough check of their respective areas, specially relating to dilapidated old buildings and take immediate action against most dangerous structures either by vacating them or by demolition the structures. They should check whether the inmates have occupied the premises earlier vacated, if they are found occupying, they should be advise them to vacate immediately, if they resist, the building should be sealed. Further, they should take action against old dilapidated compound walls and retaining walls as they can collapse at any point of time. Instructions are already issued that there should not be any excavation of cellars during entire monsoon season. The same should be ensured and strict action to be initiated against violators.In case of already dug cellars, the builder or the owner should be advised to take all standard safety precautionary measures like soil strengthening, nailing, etc. and further excavation should be stalled till monsoon is over. Special attention in hilly areas of Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills should be taken to avoid possible land slides and alert the people living in low lying areas to vacate. ACPs should display notices on dilapidated structures cautioning people not to move around these structures and in case of vacant buildings barricading have to taken up to prevent public entering into. They should keep men and machinery available in case of emergency and should be alert on messages from Control Room and weather reports from IMD. ends

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