Amritsar's Grand Hotel owner’s clarification on digging row

Amritsar's Grand Hotel owner’s clarification on digging row

Amidst complaints of seepage and flow of water from the Grand Hotel building, the owner submitted his clarification to the authorities here on Friday.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 20

Amidst complaints of seepage and flow of water from the Grand Hotel building, the owner submitted his clarification to the authorities here on Friday. A video of water seepage was being circulated on social media platforms that the seepage of water from the hotel led to the collapse of the building.

Sanjay Kumar, owner of the hotel, stated that there was no seepage of water from water supply or sewerage system until the incident. However, due to the incident, the entire underground sewerage system and water supply system collapsed and on account of the same, the water may have been carried away to the debris lying on the spot.

“Even the retaining walls, which were set up by the owner of the adjoining property to support the foundation of other properties, were of very inferior quality and lacked proper strength. They had developed major structural cracks, immediately after a few days when these were raised and as such, he had even installed iron guarders to support the abutting walls and prevent them from collapsing. The retaining wall failed to provide support to the adjoining buildings, which resulted in the major portion of Grand Hotel and surrounding buildings to collapse and got damaged on May 12,” added Sanjay Kumar.

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