LAHORE - The City administration has declared at least 240 shabby buildings located in Walled City area dangerous and restrained people from residing in such houses to avoid any untoward incident during Monsoon season.

On the directions of City administration, the Town Municipal Administration of Ravi Town formed special teams comprising building inspectors and civil engineers to inspect such buildings located in Walled City area and take action.

The TMA issued notices to the residents and directed them to demolish or repair the building according to its condition and any structure which was declared unsafe by TMA for residence must be demolished.

City District Government Lahore (CDGL) has set a policy in this regard which was conveyed to the TMAs to avoid any undesdireable incident of building collapse due to rains in Monsoon.

Ravi Town Town Municipal Officer Zubair Ahmad Wattoo talking to APP stated that after issuing notices to the owners of buildings, special teams started working on inspection of such areas where the dilapidated houses were detected and added that no one would be relaxed in this regard. He said that if the Punjab government would give any grant to the owners of the houses for repair it would be transferred to them otherwise people must take the responsibility on their own shoulders.

He said, in case, TMA has to initiate demolishing operation against shabby buildings on emergency grounds to save human lives the whole expenses would be born the owners of the shabby buildings. TMO said that all the concerned staff of town was put on high alert in this regard during Monsoon.