Over 400 buildings marked for demolition

Crumbling buildings along the drain need to be demolished to avoid any mishap, officials said


Our Correspondent May 14, 2017
Crumbling buildings along the drain need to be demolished to avoid any mishap, officials said. PHOTO: REUTERS

RAWALPINDI: The city administrators have issued eviction notices to owners of dilapidated buildings. The crumbling buildings along the drain need to be demolished to avoid any mishap, officials said.

The Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation [RMC], Rawalpindi Cantonment Board [RCB] and district management have issued notices to the owners and tenants of over 400 dilapidated buildings to vacate these structures.

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According to Daily Express, the families residing in these buildings have refused to vacate their homes. These dilapidated buildings were located in Bhabhra Bazaar, areas around Lal Haveli, Mohalla Shah Chan Chirag, Pull Shah Nazar Ghazni Road, Akal garh, Bagh Sardaran, Matter Pura, Nighat Pura, Bohar Bazaar, Raja Bazaar, Moti Bazaar, Kallan Bazaar, Purana Qilla and Jamia Masjid Road.

Some of these buildings were over 100 years old and may collapse during monsoon season.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 14th, 2017.

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