外文标题：80% of Delhi’s buildings won’t stand a quake
NEW DELHI: Delhi is located in seismic zone 4, making it highly vulnerable to earthquakes. However, the city is not remotely prepared to deal with them. If a severe earthquake hits the capital, 80% of its buildings won’t be able to withstand it, say experts.
“People have a short memory of disaster if they were not involved in it directly. There have been schemes to retrofit existing buildings to be able to withstand an earthquake but no action has been taken,” said professor Mahesh Tandon, president of Indian Association of Structural Engineers.
It is a good way of population control .
Mahesh Gupta (jaipur)
It is high time to wake up. If any earth quack like Nepal would hit Delhi, the situation would be beyond imagination. Everyone should be sensible to future.
MalIndian Magnificient (Unknown)
Great. Then we can start all over again, and develop Delhi like a capital.
Fossil ByThen (USA) replies to MalIndian Magnificient
Sure.. But the people (at least their nature) will be the same! So thenga again.. No change for another 1000 years.
if a quake similar to guj or nepal hits delhi the casualty / death will be massive . local gov should take immidiet steps to catagorise all buildings so a map of likely disaster area can be idetified .
Subrata Pramanick (Kolkata) replies to ash
It will be worse in Kolkata due to its soft soil. All high rises should be constructed quake proof, But who cares.
okay.. so what next??
Fossil ByThen (USA) replies to Amit
Just wait, watch and die like a dog.
Vijay Bali (india)
Delhi also is very thickly populated at many places and very old buildings exist in very close proximity thus becoming a damaging zone in case of earth quake