The focus on diilapidated buildings comes a day after the wall of an old house collapsed near Jorawar Singh Gate. Though no one was injured, it could have led to a big mishap. Civil defence and police took two hours to clean the area.
Being a centuries old area, many such buildings in Walled City need to be demolished before they become dangerous for the public.
A councillor from Kishanpole, Arvind Methi said, “There are many such dilapidated houses in my area and I have complained to the municipal corporation many times. Officers should pro-actively take part in demolishing such buildings. Till now no one has been injured, but there are chances that a mishap may happen in future.”
Last year, one house had collapsed in Walled City. Although the building was abandoned, a major mishap was averted. Most of such old structures are there in Hawamahal and Kishanpole areas.
JMC-Heritage Hawa Mahal zone deputy commissioner said, “We have identified around 30 such structures in our zone. All house owners have been given notices to demolish the structures or we will do it. We have also asked junior officers to carry out a survey.”