It’s been more than a week to the devastating earthquake of Nepal but the after effects and the damage caused by it will continue to haunt the country and the entire world. This has also raised a concern about the safety of the high rises in such disastrous situations. The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI) said in an interview with Economic Times that the builders in NCR are following all the safety norms to ensure the structural stability of the buildings if such calamities happen.
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has divided the country into four parts based on their susceptibility to earthquakes. Delhi/NCR falls under Seismic Zone IV which means that the area is highly prone to damages in case of quakes. Construction guidelines have been laid down by the National Disaster Management Association that have to be followed by the developers while planning their residential real estate projects. [Read more...]