Friday, June 4, 2010

Building collapse: probe report submitted

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Chief Town Planner who probed the February 1 collapse of a section of a multi-storeyed tourist home at Thampanoor here has found the architect, the contractor, the owner and Corporation officials who gave the nod for the renovation work responsible for the incident which claimed six lives.

In his report submitted to Minister for Local Self-Government Paloli Mohammed Kutty, Chief Town Planner Eapen Varghese recommended several steps to be taken to avoid such incidents in future. The Minister issued directive to amend the Kerala Building Rules incorporating the safety measures and recommendations made by the Chief Town Planner

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