MOHALI , Feb. 13 -- Five days after a three-story building collapsed on Kharar-Landran road, the municipal council Zirakpur and Nayagaon have begun to stringently check for illegal building basements and cellphone towers in their respective areas.

Municipal engineer of Zirakpur municipal council, Mukesh Kumar, said they have expedited the process. "We have instructions to check basements of buildings made beyond approved sketches. We will be also crack down on illegal mobile tower installation," he said.

SDO, Nayagaon municipal council, Jawar Sagar, said they have been doing it in the past, too. "But now, we will expedite the process," he said.

Both the MCs have swung into action after the directions were passed from the additional chief...