Staff of Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) began inspections of high-rise buildings under construction in the city and its suburbs.

Divided into 20 teams, they were given specific areas to cover. The staff, who had been given strict instructions not to speak to the media, made measurements of the pillars and columns and also the height between each floor.

The staff also measured the thickness of beams and checked if they were as per the final planning permit issued by them to the builder. The inspection is likely to cover every multi-storey (more than four floors) building and special buildings that have been just completed.

CREDAI welcomes initiative:

The Chennai region of Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) has thanked Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for constituting a judicial commission headed by Justice R. Raghupathy to inquire into the building collapse and also welcomed CMDA’s initiative for creating committees to conduct the checks.  

A note said CREDAI had formed a task force comprising its members, academicians and experts to analyse and evaluate the cause behind the building collapse and also evolve quality and safety parameters and most importantly, structural stability for high rise buildings.