In an increasingly interconnected world, disaster and emergency risks are becoming more complex and intractable. Therefore, it is of vital importance that we optimise the application of scientific and technological capabilities to understand, reduce and manage disaster and emergency risks.
New Delhi: As a major 6.3 earthquake jolted neighbouring Pakistan, the tremors were felt up till the National Capital Region, while shaking the nearby region of Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.
Most of the houses in Delhi are not earthquake resistant and there are many illegal colonies flouting safety norms. If an earthquake of 7 or more than 7 magnitude hits Delhi, then the national capital can suffer huge losses.
NEW DELHI: In a bid to make around 32 lakh buildings in the city earthquake safe, the civic body has readied a set of recommendations according to which all owners have to get their buildings certified as quake-proof.