Delhi, Mumbai ill-equipped to handle earthquakes


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Delhi, Mumbai ill-equipped to handle earthquakes

In what has come as a bit of a shocker, perhaps the two most developed cities across India – Delhi and Mumbai – are in a shaky position if an earthquake is to strike. Sangeeta Wij, from design company AECOM, was quoted as saying, "Our codes offer the lowest level of earthquake safety protection. We are designing for one-fifth the intensity that might hit a particular earthquake zone"....

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