Demolition men razing decrepit structres

first_imgHyderabad: The collapse of a decrepit building on Tuesday in south Mumbai’s , killing at least 11 people and trapping more than 40 people under the debris, makes one shudder and worry about the state of such buildings and GHMC measures to ensure safety of people. However, even before monsoon set in, GHMC has been cracking down on wornout and impaired structures in the state capital to avoid any untoward incident during the heavy rains season. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Though the town planning wing of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is briskly carrying out demolitions of such structures across the city, there are many buildings still standing precariously. Every year the number of dilapidated structures is increasing. A total of 434 dilapidated structures were earmarked for demolition across the city in 2018. This year the identified structures number 331 and the overall total is 765 dilapidated buildings waiting to be demolished. Out of this, 167 are razed and 132 are either repaired or seized and vacated. At present, there are 466 structures left to be demolished. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us GHMC officials say people do not want to vacate the buildings. Business establishments cite livelihood as the reason and refuse to vacate. Speaking to the Hans India, S Devender Reddy, Chief City Planner, Town Planning Wing of GHMC, said “We are demolishing buildings on priority and vacating the people from the buildings which have become very old and ready to fall in rainy season and have identified around 10-15 per cent of buildings in city. Advertise With Us Around 70-80 owners have taken permission from us to reconstruct the dilapidated structures and some people have sent proposals for reconstruction and are waiting for our approval.”Khairatabad Zone Demolitions pending since 2018: 201 Identified structures in 2019: 70 Total number: 271 Buildings demolished so far: 55 Buildings repaired, vacated and seized: 14 Structures yet to see action: 202 Charminar Zone Demolitions pending since 2018: 60 Identified structures in 2019: 84 Total number: 144 Buildings demolished so far: 22 Buildings repaired, vacated and seized: Nil Structures yet to see action: 122 LB Nagar Zone Demolitions pending since 2018: 00 Identified structures in 2019: 57 Total number: 57 Building demolished so far: 25 Buildings repaired, vacated and seized: 12 Structures yet to see action: 20 Secunderabad Zone Demolitions pending since 2018: 104 Identified structures in 2019: 79 Total number: 183 Buildings demolished so far: 20 Buildings repaired, vacated and seized: 57 Structures yet to see action: 106 Serilingampally Zone Demolitions pending since 2018: 14 Identified structures in 2019: 39 Total number: 53 Buildings demolished so far: 29 Buildings repaired, vacated and seized: 15 Structures yet to see action: 09 Kukatpally Zone Demolitions pending since 2018: 55 Identified structures in 2019: 02 Total number: 57 Building demolished so far: 16 Buildings repaired, vacated and seized: 34 Structures yet to see action: 07last_img

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