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Govt orders demolition of B. Sairengpui’s building

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Govt orders demolition of B. Sairengpui’s building

Aizawl, June 18: The government has ordered late B. Sairengpui’s relative to immediately demolish her building, which is located at Hunthar veng locality as the building is on the verge of collapsed due to landslide.

The order was issued by Aizawl district deputy commissioner Dr. A Muthamma on Monday as there is chance of the building causing collateral damage to nearby residents.

The building belonging to well-known government official, B. Sairengpuii, sister in-law of chief minister Lal Thanhawla is one of the several houses in the area affected by subsidence of land for quite some time. Last year the local administration had dismantled six others vulnerable buildings.

The government also ordered to demolished B.Sairengpui’s building in last year, which unfortunately has not been fulfilled.

The land subsidence at Hunthar area has worsened due to incessant rainfall that lashed the state last week. Huge portion of the soil on which the building stood has slid, leaving a large hole under the building.

Dr. A Muthamma, who also District Disaster Management Authority Chairman along with other officials on Saturday visited the area and inspected the building. SE, Hazard Safety Cell, PWD, who was tasked with to make suggestion and inspection report has suggested the demolition of the building after it was found vulnerable of causing huge damage to neighbourhood as the building has no more strong foundation.

The deputy commissioner then issued demolition as per power conferred on her under  section 34(k) and section 26 of Disaster Management Act, 2015.

Though the state government has not commenced dismantling of the building, relatives of B. Sairengpuii has started the task, sources said.

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Mr. Khojol is a journalist based in Aizawl, Mizoram. He writes for various national and regional media houses. In his free time, he can be caught reading books and watching movies.

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