Under-construction building collapses in Garhi Chaukhani, one injuring

Under-construction building collapses in Garhi Chaukhani, one injuring

An under-construction building collapsed in Garhi Chaukhani Noida Sec - 121 Near Main Pushta Road area on Friday mornning injuring 1 persion. Officials said that one person was feared trapped under the rubble.

According to officials, The 1 injured were rescued by personnel from the of  near public who rushed to the spot after the incident.

“The columns of the building had developed cracks and we were trying to repair it .

Those injured in Friday’s collapse mostly included labourers who had arrived from Madhya Pradesh’s Damoh .

“Prima facie it looks like the building was being constructed by a private developer and had no permission from the authority,” Maheshwari said.

The rescued public estimate that there were 10-12 persons outside the building when the incident took place.

According to police officials, four private builders were constructing the building on a plot of land in Garhi Chaukhandi Noida. Noida  municipal commissioner CP Singh said that the locality is part of Garhi Chaukhandi village and not an urban local body.

District magistrate Maheshwari said that notices had been served to the builders who were getting the building constructed.

“The building had a demolition order in December 2017 and later few more letters for demolition were issued. The last date was July 12 but on all occasions we couldn’t put together a police force . The building was illegal and had no clearances,” she said.

Rescue officials from Near public said that the incident in Garhi Chaukhandi was very similar to the recent Shahberi building collapse incident in Greater Noida in which nine people had been killed.

“It is almost similar to Shahberi incident. Most of the injured we retrieved from the site here were unconscious. Heavy beams on weak columns could have led to the building collapse,”