Following heavy rain that lashed the city on Monday night, three houses collapsed in D.J. Halli. Fortunately, nobody was injured.

Brick and sand

According to sources, the houses at Thangamalai Grama, Sugar Mandi Road and Hussaini Masjid Road that came down were brick and sand structures constructed more than four decades ago.

Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike’s jurisdictional officials said these structures had become weak over a period of time, especially as no concrete had been used to fortify them.

Area councillor Sampath Raj said that he, along with BBMP officials, was now in the process of identifying structures prone to collapse following heavy rains. Alternative arrangements would be made for residents of such houses.

Pending proposal

Mr. Raj pointed out that there were many such structures in his ward. Proposals to construct houses under the 22.75 per cent scheme were pending with the Standing Committee for Welfare. “Once the committees are formed, hopefully these pending proposals will get the green signal. I will also urge Mayor B.S. Sathyanarayana and BBMP Commissioner M. Lakshminarayan to inspect the area,” the councillor said.

We are in the process of identifying structures prone to collapse in rain. Alternative arrangements will be made for residents of such houses.

Sampath Raj

Councillor

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