Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > News > Report

Indo-US team reviews earthquake safety initiatives in Delhi


December 10, 2005 14:52 IST

Seismic experts and engineers from the country and the United States have reviewed progress of the Indian Earthquake Safety Initiative, a model programme for seismic evaluation and retrofitting critical lifeline buildings in the capital.

This initiative, launched in April 2005 by Delhi Chief Mininster Sheila Dikshit, was supported by the US Agency for International Developmentin collaboration with the Union home ministry.

The project, which was also being assisted by US-based non governmental organisation GeoHazards International, had already accomplished much towards strengthening the existing buildings in the city and enhancing the skills of Indian engineers.

Five buildings in the capital were under review -- these were Delhi Secretariat and Delhi Police Headquarters in Central Delhi, Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital in East Delhi, and Ludlow Castle School and the Divisional Commissioner's Office in North Delhi.


UNI


Share your comments

Advertisement






Copyright 2005 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.