With several property developers in our metros developing skyscrapers of 150-250 m and more, an increasingly pressing question being asked by property buyers is whether they safe. This is an obvious and natural concern, given the increasing incidence of fires, earthquakes and building collapses fairly regularly. Let us take a closer look at this.
There are very few events etched in the memories of an entire generation. For the Americans, it was the 9/11 attack and the Lehman brothers collapse. For Indians, it was the Kargil skirmish, the 26/11 terror attack and, now, demonetisation.
The collapsed bridge on the Pasimuthan canal in Thillainayagapuram village near Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu has not yet been reconstructed, even after 13 years of the bridge collapse. When the rainy season arrives villagers of North Thillainayagapuram are virtually cut off from rest of the world as they don't have any alternative bridge to cross the canal.