News Reading Practice #11

(100 Day Challenge)




A resident (Bhargav Reddy) of JSR Blooms apartment shows the compound wall which was damaged due to construction works being carried out by the neighbours without following the construction guidelines by Saanvi InfraDevelopers at Road no.22. Alkapoor Township in Manikonda. — R. PAVAN

Lack of proper safeguards at an under-construction site in Manikonda, abutting a residential complex, resulted in the collapse of a parking lot of the apartment, causing deep concern among residents as the construction work resumed following the collapse over the weekend.

Residents alleged two companies started work on the neighbouring 900-square-yard plot two months ago without requisite permissions.“One of the companies withdrew from the project, but Saanvi Infra continued with construction work. They built pillars just five feet away from the compound wall, while municipal regulations stipulate that a minimum of 13 feet must be left for fire safety and other purposes,” said Bhargav Reddy, a resident. Residents took the matter up with Arvind Kumar, the special chief secretary of MA&UD, and also met with the municipal commissioner.

No one was injured in the incident that took place around 1 p.m. on Saturday. Pithani Reddy, the apartment's watchman, said, “Initially, I thought a massive object had fallen on the parking shed. I came out to find the entire area in ruins. A woman who regularly walks with her baby and toddler in the area, feeding them, every afternoon, luckily escaped unharmed that day.Another resident said he was out of town, otherwise, his car would have been damaged as the cave-in extended to his parking spot.

Town planner Rakesh Singh, when questioned, could not clarify whether security checks were conducted. Residents also filed a complaint at the Narsingi Police Station.


Parking lot - വാഹനങ്ങള്‍ പാര്‍ക്ക്‌ചെയ്യാനുള്ള ഇടം.

Collapse - പൊളിഞ്ഞുവീഴുക

Laxity - അശ്രദ്ധ

Flout - ധിക്കരിക്കുക, ഗൗനിക്കാതിരിക്കുക.

Lack - അഭാവം, ന്യൂനത, ഇല്ലായ്മ

Safeguards - സുരക്ഷാസംവിധാനങ്ങള്‍

Abutting- തൊട്ടിരിക്കുന്ന, സമീപത്തുള്ള

Concern - ഉത്കണ്ഠ

Resume - പുനരാരംഭിക്കുക

Plot - തുണ്ടുഭൂമി

Requisite - ആവശ്യമായ

Compound wall - മതില്‍

Stipulate - വ്യവസ്ഥചെയ്യുക

Leave for - reserve/set out

Take something up - to begin discussing a subject with someone.

Take up with someone - to become friendly with or spend time with someone.

Meet with - കണ്ടുമുട്ടുക

Initially - ആരംഭത്തില്‍

Massive object - വലിയ വസ്തു

In ruins - തകര്‍ന്ന അവസ്ഥയില്‍

Toddler - ഒരു വയസ്സിനും മൂന്നു വയസ്സിനും ഇടയില്‍ പ്രായമുള്ള കുട്ടി.

escaped unharmed - പരിക്കേല്‍ക്കാതെ രക്ഷപ്പെട്ടു

Cave in - തകര്‍ന്നുവീഴുക

Extend - വ്യാപിക്കുക