Over 430 buildings in north Delhi have been identified as structures under the high-risk category in the last year, according to the area's civic body. North Delhi Mayor Jai Prakash said on Friday that the NDMC in the last year has issued notices to owners of 650 buildings to submit their structural audit reports to ensure seismic stability of the buildings, which were constructed prior to 2001 or which are in a dilapidated condition.
Besides, 438 buildings have been placed in the high-risk category, which includes buildings that habitat a larger number of people or visitors or house gatherings, such as high-rise structures, colleges, community halls, banquet halls, hospitals, schools, he said.
Owners of such buildings are given notices to provide the structural stability audit report so that the actual number of the sensitive or stable buildings can be identified, Prakash said.
In the notices issued by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), the structure's audit report along with the existing building plan have to be submitted within 30 days from the date of issue, the civic body said.
The NDMC has identified 2,156 buildings till February 10, 2021. Structural audit of 66 buildings has been done, 16 buildings have been demolished, and one building has been retrofitted, it said.
(With PTI inputs)