GHAZABAD: The engineering department of Jamia Milia Islamia that was hired by (GDA) to carry out a safety audit of has recommended immediate demolition of most of the flats as it is unsafe and unfit to live in.
The Jamia engineers carried out three-level tests to ascertain the structural safety of flats through the month of January, and it was found that 90% of flats are in a dilapidated state and beyond repair. Close to seven thousand people live in 2004 EWS flats and 288 LIG flats in Tulsi Niketan which has 60 commercial establishments as well.
“The Jamia Milia Islamia engineering department, which was hired by GDA last December to carry out a safety audit of flats in Tulsi Niketan, has submitted its report,” said Kanchan Verma, vice chairperson, GDA.
“The report recommends immediate demolition of flats as 90% of it were found to be unsafe and unfit for habitation,” added Verma.
The Jamia Milia Islamia carried out three-level tests of each and every flat and only after that it has come out with its recommendations. “The three-level tests included visual Inspection of flats followed by, non-destructive test and finally a structural safety test. It was found that 90% of flats were dilapidated while rest were somewhat exteriorly ‘maintained’ but still it was not fit to live,” said SK Sinha, executive engineer of GDA.
The GDA plans to spend around Rs 100 crore for reconstructing flats in Tulsi Niketan after razing the existing dilapidated flats.