HOW SAFE ARE OUR BUILDINGS?

Real Estate

With countless buildings on the verge of collapse across the country, CW speaks to industry experts to find what it takes to keep our structures stronger, and safer.

One crack, a tremor, a loud sound…and collapse! Buildings fall. This is true to India, and the string of accidents reported in recent years is testament to this. Consider this: Last September, five people were killed after an apartment block collapsed in Delhi; months earlier, a six-storey building collapsed on the outskirts of Delhi, killing nine; in March, a four-storey, under-construction building collapsed at Dharwad in north Karnataka. These are just some recent mishaps – unfortunately, there have been more.

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