Issues of high-rise buildings, segregated development model and the haste of aping the western countries have undoubtedly become one of the most charmed ideologies of the Indians. In the name of development, plots have been sold blindly, even if they are in the green belts and declared unsafe by the government. Besides, the plots which were laid with the foundation stone for two floors, have emerged into much higher skyscrapers. Such issues can be seen in the state of Haryana, where the issues of such high-rise buildings are a common affair. With this unnecessary pace of development, the state is bound to face many challenges in the coming years.
The magnitude of the buildings is highly vulnerable to the earthquakes which could lead to catastrophes resulting into fatalities and damage to the infrastructure and their inhabitants. This was a warning generated by the National Disaster Management Authority during a seminar. This is the highest authority in the country to generate relevant information regarding sustainable environment and development.
Professional experts from various sectors have revealed the fact that the high-rise buildings in the state would completely shatter the north Haryana and its adjoining parts. The buildings which have been built in such devastating areas need to be revisited and redesigned along with building the safety nets in accordance with the statutory provisions of the Disaster Management Act 2005 no. 53.
The buildings are also located in the areas which are declared to be the green belts in the state, where there is a strict prohibition to build any such buildings. Despite the fact that the government has prohibited such developments in certain areas, it is ironical that the local development board generate the papers that attest such establishments. This takes place due to under table corruption taking place in the state.
To sum up the above discussion, if such unplanned constructions of high-rise buildings are not controlled, the time is not far when the contingency and response plans for the buildings will have to be prepared along with the evacuation processes in the state.