An interim report on the Wadala wall collapse submitted in the Bombay High Court on Friday by a team of experts from IIT-Bombay said the soil in the area was mainly construction debris that allowed water ingress and was prone to cave-ins.
A Division Bench of Justices A.S. Oka and Riyaz Chagla had earlier this month asked the IIT-B to form a team of experts to inspect the site of the incident and suggest interim as well as permanent remedial measures.
The report said if permanent measures were not undertaken, there would always be a risk to the buildings. “At the onset of monsoon on June 24-25 this year, the collapsed portion of the compound wall might have received large volumes of water. This might have led to instability to the said portion, leading to the catastrophic failure,” it said. After perusing the report, the Bench posted the petition for hearing on July 18.
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