Structural audit to be carried out for three HP towns
Shimla – Urban Development department will carry out structural audit of old buildings in the State falling in the planning areas. Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma disclosed here today that Himachal Pradesh fall in high risk seismic zone and it was significant to carry out structural audit for old buildings. He said that to begin with, the department was conceiving a project to carry out structural audit of Shimla, Mandi and Dharamshala towns for which matter had already been taken up with the NIT Hamirpur, IIT Roorkee and other private consultants. He said that after the identification of structurally unsafe buildings, the department would suggest corrective measures for the same to mitigate any risk due to landslides and seismic tremors.