CBRI team visiting tomorrow; MCD eviction plan halted for now

A team from Roorkee-based Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) will visit Delhi on Friday to survey the 38 buildings declared unsafe by MCD in Laxmi Nagar and advise measures to make the structures safe.

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2010, 20:49 PM IST

New Delhi: A team from Roorkee-based Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) will visit Delhi on Friday to survey the 38 buildings declared unsafe by MCD in Laxmi Nagar and advise measures to make the structures safe.

The MCD, which had got vacated two buildings near the multi-storeyed house in Lalita Park that collapsed on Monday and issued vacation notices to the other 36, is trying to persuade the residents to leave for their own safety, a senior official said.

The CBRI team will see if retrofitting is required in certain buildings to make them structurally safe. The civic body will decide the next course of action after the team inspects all the buildings in the area.

Officials said the team will also test samples of the material used in constructing the collapsed Lalita Park building. The mishap killed 70 people.

A team of MCD engineers and officials went to Roorkee to discuss all aspects of the matter.

Municipal Commissioner KS Mehra had earlier said as per the direction of the Lt Governor, MCD would be conducting a survey in collaboration with CBRI to detect the condition of the buildings.

PTI