Pune: College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP) has found 105 minor faults in Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) new extension building in the structural audit report. After the rooftop leakage incident at the inaugural function of extension building, Pune corporation assigned CoEP to conduct a structural audit of the building. In first primary report, CoEP has noted down the observation.
While speaking to Sakal Times, Rajendra Nimbalkar, Additional Municipal Commissioner of PMC said, “CoEP has said in their primary report that extension building is structurally sound one. However, they have mentioned minor faults in various part of the building. They have not filed a comprehensive report to the corporation yet.”
BG Birajdar, Professor of CoEP under whose supervision the structural audit of the building is being conducted, said, “We are making a report in detail. It will take around 10 more days. After that, we will submit it to the PMC. The civic body carried out work in three stages and it took three years to complete. So, it is taking more time to prepare this report.”
On June 22, 2018, the inauguration of the building was done by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. During his speech, leaking of the roof was noticed. Corporation had also put plastic buckets to collect leakage water. Opposition leaders criticised the BJP over the issue of incomplete building work. After this incident, the administration gave show cause notices to contractors and they appointed CoEP for conducting a structural audit.
The construction of the extension building started after lack of space in the existing corporation building was pointed out. It took three years to complete and the corporation spent Rs 50 crore on the building.