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Builders' bail plea hearing on Monday Monday, June 25, 2001
The Times of India News Service
AHMEDABAD, June 23: The fate of the 34 builders and their associates remained undecided on Friday as the hearing of their bail plea in the Gujarat High Court was adjourned till Monday.
When the matter came up for hearing before Justice D P Buch, advocate Saurin Shah while appearing for the builders submitted that the moment the seismic zone changed, the co-efficient also changed. If Ahmedabad is placed in zone-IV, the entire co-efficient changes.
He gave examples of Koyana earthquake in 1967, after which Koyana was shifted from Zone-I to Zone-IV, and Latur which was not in any seismic zone was placed in Zone-IV.
He argued that under these circumstances seismic zone map cannot be relied upon, as it keeps on changing.
He argued that if we consider the earthquake to be of 7.7 magnitude in Kutch, its radius of 400 km would also include Ahmedabad, so we had the same effect as Bhuj, though it was in Zone-IV.
News Source : Times Of India News Service [ Lightning News ]