Earlier authorities had decided to carry out ‘controlled implosion’ to bring down the huge concrete structures spreading over 8 lakh square feet and shortlisted two firms for this. Experts say controlled implosion is an accepted demolition technique in which explosives are placed on strategic spots of high-rise buildings and ignited to raze structures within its perimeters.
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 06:46 PM IST
In a relief to the evictees, the state’s crime branch said an investigation against builders and officials who gave permission to build these flats flouting coastal regulation zone (CRZ) norms begun.
Updated on Oct 04, 2019 09:11 AM IST
In the last hearing on September 27, the Supreme Court had directed the state to demolish these flats in 138 days. The state government tried its best to avoid demolition but later fell in line after the apex court threatened to start contempt proceeding against it for not implementing its May verdict.
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 07:29 PM IST
The Supreme Court has directed the state authorities to evict the residents of the Kochi flats by October 3.
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 04:31 PM IST
Kochi |Asian News International
The power supply was discontinued in the early hours amid protests by the residents of flats that face demolition following the Supreme Court order.
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 12:59 PM IST
The Maradu municipality issued a fresh notice to occupants of the flats saying both water and power connections would be cut in two days and advised them to shift at the earliest. But the residents stood their ground saying they will not shift on their own.
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 02:47 AM IST
Thiruvananthapuram | Ramesh Babu
The Maradu municipality, where these flat complexes are situated, has decided to cut power and water supply to the flats to wear out occupants who refuse to shift.
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 12:14 PM IST
The affidavit signed by state chief secretary Tom Jose said the government was bound to implement the apex court verdict and listed various steps taken to implement its order.
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 05:48 PM IST