1. Identify vulnerable buildings in Delhi: LG Anil Baijal to civic bodies

Identify vulnerable buildings in Delhi: LG Anil Baijal to civic bodies

Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed civic bodies to physically check vulnerable buildings in the city and introduce measures to incentivise their up-gradation.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 31, 2017 4:22 AM
Anil Baijal, vulnerable buildings, vulnerable buildings in Delhi, civic bodies in Delhi, DDMA, Delhi Lt Governor, Seismic Zone-IV region, Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia Baijal directed authorities to incorporate standards of structural safety in the building bye-laws in the national capital in view of the potent risk of earthquakes in Delhi, which is a Seismic Zone-IV region.(PTI)

Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed civic bodies to physically check vulnerable buildings in the city and introduce measures to incentivise their up-gradation. Baijal directed authorities to incorporate standards of structural safety in the building bye-laws in the national capital in view of the potent risk of earthquakes in Delhi, which is a Seismic Zone-IV region.

The Lt Governor also asked the revenue department and the Delhi Police to explore the possibility of setting up a State Disaster Response Force, besides identification of adequate number of disaster shelters at various locations in Delhi. The directions were issued at a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), chaired by Baijal.

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The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and senior officers from the departments concerned. Baijal asked the agencies to work in a concerted manner to achieve optimum coordination and results, besides ensuring that response systems remain on-guard and keep a vigil at all times.

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