Ban on building hotel lifted due to waterlogging: The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Amritsar, August 6

The district administration has authorized the construction of a future hotel on the railway link road because rainwater has caused its basement to become waterlogged. Experts have claimed that waterlogging in the hotel’s basement could damage nearby buildings in the area.

Threat to surrounding buildings

  • Due to the rainy weather, the district administration lifted the ban on the construction of a hotel for the safety of buildings around the hotel under construction
  • Experts have claimed that waterlogging in the hotel’s basement could damage nearby buildings in the area.

Following this, the construction of the hotel, which was stopped by Deputy Commissioner Harpreet Singh Sudan after an investigation, was authorized.

Due to the rainy weather conditions, the district administration lifted the ban on the further construction of the hotel for the safety of buildings around the hotel under construction.

On July 12, the manager of the Richie Hotel, Vijay Sharma, had written a letter to the deputy commissioner and the commissioner of the municipality asking that the site had become unsafe after the construction of the hotel was stopped. Considering the weather conditions and keeping in mind the safety of the surrounding buildings, the administration authorized the construction.

Following continuous rains over the past few weeks, the hotel under construction has been flooded and threatens the surrounding buildings.

In the orders issued by DC Harpreet Singh Sudan, it was said that the construction of the hotel under construction should be done according to the rules and the civilian wing of the MC will keep an eye on the construction. The MC will ensure that no violations of building laws are committed.

Notably, a large part of the Grand Hotel collapsed and other buildings around the hotel under construction on the rail link road were damaged on May 12, an investigation group was formed by Deputy Commissioner from Amritsar.

A detailed investigation was carried out by the District Administration, in which prima facie gross negligence, connivance and dereliction of duty were found on the part of the Municipal Planners (MTP) and Deputy Planner (ATP).

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