Commissioner Quetta pledges strict measures for implementing building code

QUETTA – Commissioner Quetta Division Sohail-ur-Rehman Baloch on Wednesday pledged taking strict measures for implementing building code in Quetta due to its vulner-ability to earthquake.

He directed taking stern legal action against the violators of building code in the city.  The government has decided to revise the master plan of Quetta to chan-nelise its present as well as future growth in a scientific and planned manner.

The government was making efforts to amend the relevant rules and regulations of the Metropolitan Corporation, Quetta and Quetta Development Authority (QDA). The government has also banned the breaking down of roads which were constructed and carpeted recently. A ban was imposed on the transfer of residen-tial plots for commercial use in the city.  People of Quetta have expressed their desire to strictly follow building code as high rise buildings had been constructed in the residential areas of the province.

Says govt has decided to revise master plan of Quetta to channelise its present as well as future growth

The government should impose ban on the construction of high rise commercial buildings in the residential areas which posed threats to the people. The provin-cial capital lacked planning for urbanisa-tion and was also dotted with unauthor-ised constructions. The residents also ex-pressed concern over the situation aris-ing out of construction of commercial buildings in residential areas in Quetta city and urged the concerned agencies to take action against such buildings. The government has urged to formulate rules and regulations for construction of commercial buildings and land zoning of new roads.

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