LUCKNOW: Four days after Alaya apartment on Wazir Hasan Road collapsed, an adjacent house sharing a wall with the building was evacuated on Saturday as a portion of the ground floor of the house was damaged in the incident.
According to locals, the ground floor had developed cracks and a portion of the wall had also collapsed during the incident.
As the owner lives outside, the caretaker was looking after the house for the past four days. On Saturday, the owner came and asked the caretaker to evacuate till the damage was repaired.
TOI visited the area and found that neighbours were still in shock and expressed concern over the quality of the construction in their apartments. They demanded civic agencies to ensure their safety.
Mohammad Jamaeel, who lives in Grand Bhravan Apartments said: “Even after four days, whenever I close my eyes, scenes of the building crashing down and hapless people flash in my mind.”
He added: “I, my family, want authorities to check construction material used in my apartment to ensure all the safety norms are followed. They can also suggest to the builder ways to make it strong.”
Kusum, who also owns a flat in the same apartment, said: “We were planning to shift to the apartment. But due to the incident, we have delayed our plans.”
Another resident, A R Ansari, who has a separate house in the area, said: “Often builders use substandard material and don’t follow the map approved by the LDA. Thorough investigation should be carried out so that culprits are not spared.”
Divisional commissioner Roshan Jacob said: “LDA has been directed to identify all constructions in the nearby area that have been made sans following maps and safety norms. Besides, LDA officials have also been asked to visit the area regularly.”

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