The City administration of Rawalpindi has given out orders to the residents to evacuate 285 decaying buildings before the upcoming monsoon season.
Regarding this, the district administration has given out red notices. The notices were given out on the instructions of the Rawalpindi Deputy Commissioner—Ali Randhawa.
Old and decaying buildings, located in the different city neighbourhoods, are mostly inhabited by the middle and lower-middle class families.
Officials are of the belief that the poor structural integrity of these building poses a serious threat to the lives of the residents, especially during the monsoon season.
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As per the shared details, most of these buildings are located in the old neighbourhood of Rawalpindi including Raja Bazaar, Ratta Amral, Babra Bazaar, Bagh Sardaran, Murree Road, Moti Bazaar, Dingi Koi, Purana Qila and in the cantonment areas.
These decaying buildings were built a century ago and have lived more than expectancy. The residents of these building are under constant threat of being trapped in case any of these buildings collapse owing to any natural calamity.
On Tuesday the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducted a National Monsoon Preparedness Conference-2019 in the federal capital for reviewing the preparations for the upcoming monsoon season and the expected flooding.