The severe earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, claimed almost 9,000 lives, many thousands more were injured, and 600,000 structures in Kathmandu and other nearby towns were either damaged or destroyed. The staggering figure of structural damages forces us to believe that it is not the earthquake that kills but poorly built buildings.
Continuing from the previous blog, we will be taking a close look at how TMT bars changed Indian construction sector. One of the huge factors which not many discuss is that India is itself a source of cheap and high-quality TMT bars. The steel industry has always one of the successful heavy engineering sectors in India. This meant that India always had a steady supply of TMT bars no matter the situation in the markets.
India is one of the most disaster-hit countries in the world, India is prone to earthquakes, hurricanes, thunderstorms and floods. Keeping these in minds, the design and constructions of structures have significantly changed in the recent times. Authorities have also laid down strict guidelines for building structures which can withstand many natural disasters, the construction and the real estate sector have followed this guideline to the letter.