THE UPPER floor of an old building where the wall of the first floor had separated from the adjoining building and had tilted towards the road in busy Lakherapura Market was brought down on Thursday evening.
There was deep crack on the first floor of this building, which was vacant and had two cloth shops in the ground floor. The condition of the building alarmed adjoining shopkeepers, who called the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) team and police. The BMC machines faced problems reaching the site due to narrow streets, which were further shrunk due to vehicle parking and goods kept outside shops.
Afterwards, the BMC team and police closed the street in Lakherapura market that connects Pir Gate to Jama Masjid, considered the busiest street in the City.
Since the building was situated at the junction of another narrow lane connected with this street, debris blocked both roads when the BMC team brought down the walls and roof of the first floor. The shops at the ground floor were not touched. Mayor Sunil Sood was also present at the site.
Later on, the BMC team removed the debris till late evening with the help of JCB machine. Since this site is in the middle of market place, immediate removal of debris was necessary.