Anna University will ensure the quality of construction by the Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board (TNUHDB) is maintained going forward.
What’s it about? An MoU was signed between Anna University and the TNUHDB. Experts from the university will check the quality of the construction of various projects. The Board has also been collaborating with experts from IIT-Madras and NIT Trichy, who formed a third-party assessment panel.
- The experts will check on the methodologies used, the quality of materials, and the workmanship. If there are any lapses found, a nonconformity report will be filed.
- The third-party panel will also do the same in identifying any lapses and providing improvements. The MoU will be valid for two years.
Necessity: In January, a Housing Board tenement in Thiruvottiyur collapsed. Residents managed to escape only a few minutes before. The priority of the committee from Anna University that was formed soon after was on buildings older than 30 years.