Tilted Building Razed in Wakad, PCMC Faces Accountability Concerns

Residents of Ganesh Nagar, Wakad, are grappling with unanswered questions following the demolition of a three-story building that tilted precariously three months ago. The swift demolition by the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) aimed to avert a potential disaster, but it has failed to address the root cause – the lack of accountability for the faulty construction.

While PCMC claims a prompt response, residents remain frustrated by the absence of legal action against the builder, architect, or any municipal officials who may have overlooked critical safety measures during construction or approval processes.

Sunil Bagwani, executive engineer of PCMC’s construction department, emphasized the swift demolition to ensure public safety. However, this urgency hasn’t translated into assigning blame for the construction flaws that endangered residents.

The delay in holding negligent parties accountable has cast a shadow over PCMC’s commitment to safety and transparency. Residents are demanding a thorough investigation to identify those responsible for the faulty construction and ensure such incidents don’t reoccur.

The incident has also raised concerns about the overall building approval process within PCMC. The new Urban Development and Street Planning Regulations (UDSPR) rules have placed a temporary halt on all construction activities in the area, pending stricter scrutiny.

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of robust safety regulations and stringent enforcement mechanisms in the construction sector. PCMC’s response to the tilted building will be closely watched to see if it prioritizes public safety and delivers the long-awaited accountability.


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