After complaints of cracks, MCD gets building vacated

The MCD on Monday got a building in east Delhi`s Laxmi Nagar area vacated and sealed following complaints that it has developed cracks.

Updated: Nov 29, 2010, 23:50 PM IST

New Delhi: The MCD on Monday got a building
in east Delhi`s Laxmi Nagar area vacated and sealed following
complaints that it has developed cracks.

The building was in Vikas Marg, near the Lalita Park
area where a building collapse killed 70 people on the night
of November 15.

MCD teams went to the spot and got the building
vacated after receiving the complaints and the cracks appeared
to be old, the civic body said in a statement.

"A thorough survey of the entire building was carried
out by the MCD team. There appeared to be no imminent danger
to the building. However, the building has been kept under
technical observation. Glass and paper strips have been placed
on the existing cracks which appeared to be old," it said.

It is being monitored if there is any variation in
width of the cracks, officials said adding, the final position
with regard to stability of the building would be established
in a few days.

MCD will take appropriate action after submission of
the final report based on examination of technical inputs.

PTI