In view of the recent residential building collapse in Chukkhuwala, the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) is gearing up and has commenced working on the city’s listed condemned buildings in the interest of public safety. According to the officials, the corporation has already served notices to the occupants of the structurally weak condemned buildings listed by the MCD and to make the people more aware about the situation, the corporation has started to install banners in the locations of these buildings. While talking to The Pioneer, Dehradun municipal commissioner, Vinay Shankar Pandey said that the work of putting up banners was started on Friday and it will get done by Saturday. He informed that there are a total of 48 condemned buildings listed under the corporation and the court cases of about 32 buildings are still pending mostly due to the owner-tenant disputes. Since there are only about 16 undisputed buildings, the corporation will issue the notices to their occupants again to shift out of the building, added Pandey. He also said that the corporation is equally concerned about the occupants of the condemned buildings who have filed the court cases concerning the disputes between tenants and owners. Therefore, the corporation will also present its side before the court explaining that the said buildings are not safe and sound to reside and can cause harm to lives and properties nearby. According to Pandey, the occupants of 16 undisputed condemned buildings will be given the time of 15 days from the day the banners would be installed and after that, the MCD will demolish the buildings with the help of the police and district administration.
Saturday, 18 July 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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