In order to keep a check on the use of poor quality of construction materials used in the development of building walls, the Pune Municipal Corporation has decided to make the use of Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) mandatory for all the upcoming constructions. The decision has been made in a recently held meeting between the Pune civic body officials.
In the meeting, some of the officials have raised the issues of poor quality of materials used in the construction of building walls. These officials have also blamed that the city administration doesn’t perform all these mandatory checks during the construction.
After hearing these issues, the Municipal corporation officials have ordered all the civic administration officials to fix up the responsibility of quality check on the structural engineer and architect. They have also instructed that unless and until the engineers and architects will not provide quality and safety check certificates to the building premises, no occupancy certificate will be released by the Municipal Corporation.
Elaborating on the above, Prashant Waghmare, city engineer, PMC said, “We have issued the directive to the building permission department. They are working on improving the safety of the retaining and compound walls. From now onwards, these walls will have to be built in RCC. The authority will inform the developers accordingly as well as a circular will also be issued on the above directive,”
Recently, due to heavy rains two walls have collapsed in the city claiming the life of 21 people. The College of Engineering, Pune has recommended rebuilding of the damaged walls in Kondhwa and Ambegaon.