The MC already has a list of 132 unsafe buildings. Most of these (64) are in Zone A, which covers old part of the city. There are 21 in Zone B, 14 in Zone C and 33 in Zone D.
The owners of these buildings were told to vacate to avoid any untoward incident, but these are still occupied. The MC had even requested the police department to get these vacated. The officials said during rainy season, chances of building collapse increase.
MC commissioner Pardeep Sabharwal said, “I have asked officials to check unsafe buildings once again. If there are chances that any building can collapse, then it should be demolished immediately. In some of the cases we cannot do anything as the matter is in court.”
The unsafe factory had collapsed at RK Road on Thursday. At least 10 people were injured, seven of them seriously. While two are still under treatment, the rest have been discharged.
The MC officials had vacated dwellings and other establishments adjoining the building to demolish rest of its unsafe structure. The police had cordoned off the area. The migrants living in quarters were shifted to a nearby dharamshala. The factory owner had started razing the building manually.
Factory owners booked
The police have registered an FIR against the owners of RT Woollen Mills in the building collapse incident. Tara Chand and his sons, Deepak Singal and Amit Singal, of Inder Nagar, were booked on the complaint of Amit Kumar, owner of migrant quarters. Kumar said, “The factory wall collapsed on quarters, seriously injuring a woman and her son, besides five others.”