44 govt buildings sans RAJUK designs!

FE Report | Published: May 23, 2019 09:31:38 | Updated: May 23, 2019 19:17:07

The front view of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) office seen in this undated file photo

Forty-four government high-rises have failed to show Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) any designs approved by the city developer.

Formed on March 31, twenty-four RAJUK teams carried out a thorough inspection of hundreds of 11-storey buildings and above from April 01 to April 15.

They inspected a total of 1,818 buildings but found that only 293 were constructed without any deviation from their designs.

Of the buildings, only 1,136 have RAJUK-approved designs while 207 buildings have approval either from city corporation or National Housing Authority (NHA).

On the other hand, 431 high-rise owners could not show any approved designs from RAJUK.

Of the total buildings having RAJUK-approved designs, the RAJUK inspection report said, 277 have vertical deviations and 674 have setback and other deviations.

Among the buildings having NHA or city corporation approval, 32 have vertical deviations, 64 have setback and other deviations.

As many as 478 buildings could not show any approved design of high-rises.

Housing minister SM Rezaul Karim presented on Wednesday the RAJUK report at a press briefing in the conference room of his ministry.

The report also highlighted firefighting system, emergency exit and occupancy deviation.

Mr Karim said high-rises were primarily selected for inspection. RAJUK has been serving notices on the building owners who have deviated.

"We're fixing a time for high-rise owners to show genuine approved plans. If they fail to show, we'll consider that they don't have any plans," he continued.

RAJUK will demolish the deviated parts of the buildings. If it fails, it will take legal action, the minister mentioned.


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