Chandigarh May 18, 2017: The expert team from IIT Roorkee visited here today for evaluation of fire damaged area of Administrative Block Panjab University, Chandigarh. Prof. Umesh Sharma, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee alongwith his team came for preliminary site visit to understand the condition of the building. According to him, the portions of the fire affected building are repairable.

The collection of samples from the site has been taken for subsequent testing in the laboratory of IIT Roorkee. Thereafter, scheme for repair and retrofitting shall be submitted. Final report shall be submitted giving a clear opinion about the quantum
of fire induced damage and recommendation for rehabilitation.

Earlier, on the recommendation of the team, the fire damaged debris were not removed in order to collect samples for investigations. The IIT Roorkee team is assisted by Er. R.K. Rai, Executive Engineer-I and Sh. Harpreet Singh, Architect from the PU.

Friday, May 19, 2017