Century-old building razed in Bhopal after parts of it collapse in rain

Updated on Jul 21, 2015 09:28 PM IST
The Bhopal Municipal Corporation on Tuesday pulled down a century-old three-storied building on Marwadi road in the Walled City. A portion of the house had collapsed during the rain on Monday.
The Bhopal Municipal Corporation on Tuesday pulled down a century-old three-storied building on Marwadi road. (HT photo)
The Bhopal Municipal Corporation on Tuesday pulled down a century-old three-storied building on Marwadi road. (HT photo)
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The Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday pulled down a century-old three-storied building on Marwadi road in the Walled City. A portion of the house had collapsed during the rain on Monday.

A corporation team reached the area on Tuesday morning and vacated the building, including the shops on the ground floor of the house.

BMC officials told HT that the house was demolished as it was in an “extremely dilapidated” condition and could have proved “risky” for the residents of the area.

According to sources, the demolition drive started in the afternoon and continued till 6 pm. The BMC team had brought in earth movers and robots to raze the building. The drive affected traffic movement in the area for five hours.

BMC public relation officer, Prem Shankar Shukla, said: “Despite being served notices several times, the building owner did not pay any attention. After some parts of the building collapsed (on Monday) the BMC officers inspected it…The house was demolished successfully. (The) BMC will identify other dilapidated buildings and demolish them in coming days.”

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