Survey of 90 High-Rise Buildings Conducted, 10 Moderately Affected by Earthquake

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On the direction of Captain Noreen Amin Mingal, the Chairman of the CDA, the Building Control Agency conducted a survey of 90 high-rise buildings in the city. No cracks were found in the columns of any building.

Out of the 90 buildings, 10 were moderately affected by the earthquake. Moderate cracks were found in the plaster or paint of the affected buildings. The owners of the affected buildings are advised to immediately repair the cracks, Building Control Agency.

In case the affected buildings are not repaired, they must be vacated immediately and a certificate of stability and structure must be obtained by a third-party consultant. This certificate must be obtained from registered forms of CDA and PEC.

Housing societies have been directed to conduct a survey of high-rise buildings within three days and submit a report. The housing societies’ administrative must obtain certificates of freshness and strength for high-rise and medium-rise buildings, which must be submitted to CDA.

Inspection reports must be attached with the certificates. Occupancy is prohibited in buildings that do not obtain supplementary certificates from CDA. Housing societies are advised to take appropriate action against buildings that do not comply with obtaining supplementary certificates from CDA.

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