BY erealto | 05-12-2018
Deputy Commissioner of the city Zirakpur, Gurpreet Kaur Sapra has recommended the review of all high-rise buildings erected in Zirakpur, in the last 3 years. "At VIP Road and some other places, commercial or residential construction activities are not as per the master plan. Illegal basements are being constructed, where shops, discos and bars have come up. This has led to parking problems in the area," she stated. Also, she told that flats have come up in area as small as 100 sq. yards, which is not qualified under the guidelines of RERA. This review was crucial as many buildings have come up on the reclaimed bed of river Ghaggar. She advised the formation of a committee comprised of high-level experts from either, IIT Roorkee or IIT Delhi. She demanded the decision to taken only after the physical inspection of the site. The buildings should be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of a fixed criteria, such as, resistance towards earthquakes, security guidelines, age of buildings, soil bearing capacity, etc. This would help avoid mishaps like collapse of a building in Peer Mucchalla. This is a necessary step as this would ensure the security of public.