Rawalpindi: On the instructions of Rawalpindi Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Ali Randhawa, the Municipal Corporation and District Council have issued red notices to the owners of 285 dilapidated buildings in the city, according to a news source.
The notices instruct the owners and residents to vacate the premises and repair the damaged parts before the start of monsoon to avoid any unfortunate incidents. Reportedly, the number of run-down buildings in the city is increasing. Most of these buildings were constructed before Pakistan’s independence and are quite dilapidated. It is believed that some of these buildings feature three to four floors and are home to six to 8 families.
Furthermore, the notices also recommend the residents to remove their valuables from such buildings and also instruct the owners to raze the buildings and reconstruct them.
The 285 buildings identified are located in the older parts of the city including areas surrounding Lal Haveli, Bhabra Bazar, Bohar Bazar, Chatiyan Hatiyan, Pul Shah Nazar, Shah Chan Charagh, Akal Ghar, Moti Bazar, Trunk Bazar, Ghazni Mohalla, Bani Mohalla, Jhangi Mohalla, Lunda Bazar, Namak Mandi, Naswari Bazar, Bara Bazar, Usmanpura and Angat Pura.
The Metropolitan Corporation has also warned the owners by stating that legal charges would be applicable in the case of non-compliance.