NMC orders structural audit of singed building

  • | Friday | 11th January, 2019

As it being a multi-storey building slated to house a hospital and an auditorium, concrete strength needs to be assessed by a structural engineer. Sources pointed out that water-based firefighting and portable extinguishers should have been there as several labourers were engaged for the construction. This violation comes under occupational hazard, sources pointed out. Therefore, the zone’s assistant municipal commissioner Harish Raut has been asked to start the structural audit process.”Sources said neither the NMC’s head office nor the zone has any structural engineer and hence, Raut may approach an expert through empanelled engineers. Nagpur: The disaster management cell of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has approached Mangalwari zone to conduct structural audit of the under-construction multi-storey hospital on Kingsway where a massive fire broke out on Wednesday.Chief fire officer Rajendra Uchake told TOI, “Structure of the building has been damaged due to extreme heat following the fire.

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