Roof of Delhi CM’s room at his home collapses, structural security of 80-year-old bungalow being examined | Delhi News


Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (ANI photograph )

NEW DELHI: A significant mishap was prevented in Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s house from the Civil Lines area following the roof of his room collapsed because of heavy rain a week but luckily, nobody was hurt.
While the roof has been repaired, the roof of the adjoining toilet collapsed also. The structural safety of the almost 80-year old construction is presently being assessed and reviewed.
“Until recently, the CM’s room was similar to a’war room’ where significant meetings were held. It’s sheer luck that not one individual was within the room, which normally remains abuzz with action once the accident happened,” a government source said.
“A section of the CM’s home was converted to his workplace and the roof which collapsed is the private chamber of the CM,” that he adeed.
“The repair function of this roof was instantly started and over two days of the episode, the roofing of the bathroom adjacent to the room collapsed overly much as repair work was happening in the room. After the fix work for your bathroom’s roof has been launched, a few bricks of the bathroom wall came loose and that needed to be cared for also,” he explained. “The building that’s now the CM’s home was developed in 1942 plus a part or other of this construction is under repair during the entire year,” the source stated.
The funds observed heavy rainfall a week and there are apprehensions which other regions of the residence may also have been changed, causing question that the protection of the building situated on 6, Flagstaff Marg.
“In view of those incidents following the rain, the structural security of the construction has been examined mostly by officials of the Public Works Department (PWD). A decision concerning the house will be taken after the officials publish their evaluation report,” he explained.
The house has four bedrooms plus a workplace and Kejriwal was residing here since March 2015. The former occupant of the home has been deputy speaker Amrish Singh Gautam and prior to speaker Prem Singh. Before Civil Lines, the Delhi CM was staying in a home in Tilak Lane and waited patiently for his son’s evaluation to get more than moving in.


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