Press Reporter News Service
Patiala, June 3
As many as 5 labourers have been buried beneath particles after an under-construction constructing adjoining to the New Sabzi mandi on the Sanauri adda collapsed to the bottom in Patiala on Thursday afternoon.
These buried have been pulled out after about two hours and rushed to the federal government Rajindra Hospital.
Onlookers stated the constructing unfold in an space over 500 sq. yards had been under-construction since many days.
“The primary flooring of the constructing was being constructed when the constructing gave away. They began the work of laying the strengthened cement concrete roof solely at this time at about 11 am,” Parminder Singh, a employee at an adjoining web site, stated.
Whereas the house owners and contractors weren’t obtainable, MC officers stated the work was being carried out illegally.
The constructing was being constructed on a land on lease.
Apparently, the positioning is adjoining to a nullah which was coated by the Municipal Company not too long ago.
Additionally, the incident occurred inside a month of collapse of one other illegally constructed roof adjoining to a nullah.
The matter has raised questions over the working of Municipal Company’s group of the constructing department.
Political leaders within the metropolis stated unlawful works of building have been occurring within the metropolis beneath the very nostril of the Municipal Company’s officers of the constructing department and space councillors.
They stated, “Junior officers don’t report the unlawful building. These concerned usually are not taken to job. Minor motion after issuance of a discover is taken solely after uproar.”
Amarinder Singh Bazaz, former Municipal mayor stated, “Unlawful building is on the rise. A whole bunch of buildings have been constructed illegally. It’s occurring with the connivance of MC officers.”
In the meantime, officers of the constructing department together with the ATPs and STP weren’t obtainable for remark regardless of repeated makes an attempt.
Municipal Commissioner Poonamdeep Kaur when contacted stated, “We had issued demolition orders for the under-construction web site. A drive had been carried out on Might 19 and 20 after which the motion was directed. Earlier than this, they have been issued a number of notices as effectively. The constructing together with one other set of outlets adjoining to will probably be razed in two to a few days.”