Govt buildings’ safety audit reports by Sept-end
The district administration had earlier set the target of completing the audit work to July 15, but it was impossible given the huge number of structures
IT has been two months since the Mantralaya fire broke out, but the structural audit for all the government buildings in the district has still not been completed. This, despite Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar issuing instructions after the fire that the audits be carried out within a month.
However, officials say that the audit for the district and the division was still on and the reports would be released only by September-end.
With nearly 96 such buildings in the district, 25 of them over 40 years old, Pawar had said it was essential to carry out the audit and understand the present structural capacity of these buildings so that precautionary measures can be taken.
While the Public Works Department had been instructed to carry out the structural audits, the Pune Municipal Corporation was to carry out fire audits at government offices and the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) was to carry the electrical audit of these buildings.
The MSEDCL has also been asked to inspect condition of electrical wirings in these buildings.
While PMC has completed only 70 per cent work, the sheer number of buildings to be audited had delayed the process.
Of the 207 building listed, survey of 174 has been completed of which they have received reports of 129 buildings, officials said. The district administration had earlier set the target of completing the audit work to July 15, but it was impossible given the enormity of the task. "Work is on in the PCMC and in the rural areas and the reports are likely to come out by September-end," officials said.
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