GHMC demolishes 11 dilapidated buildings

In all, there are over 765 old and dilapidated buildings, including 484 structures that were identified last year. Over 400 such structures were demolished last year

By Author  |  Published: 12th Jun 2019  1:42 am

Hyderabad: After having identified nearly 285 old and dilapidated buildings across the city this year, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) on Tuesday demolished 11 such buildings, besides seizing one.

In all, there are over 765 old and dilapidated buildings, including 484 structures that were identified last year. Over 400 such structures were demolished last year.

As part of its Monsoon Action Plan, the Municipal Corporation has intensified the demolitions of dilapidated structures. Under a special drive for demolition of dilapidated structures, an action plan was evolved to identify most dangerous structures in each circle of GHMC.

The demolition of dilapidated structures will continue till all the identified structures are demolished or repaired by the occupants. Notices are being served to the structure owners accordingly.

In few cases, where the occupants are reluctant to vacate the structures, officials are also counseling them to clear the buildings as a precautionary measure.

More importantly, barricading is done around the buildings in case of severe damage to the structure, cautioning public to not to move around the structure, officials claimed.

In GHMC area, 765 buildings have been identified. The Municipal Corporation identifies dilapidated structures, obtains opinion on structural safety from Engineering Department, and takes up demolition of most dangerous structures.

In addition to the old and dilapidated structures, the Municipal Corporation continued its drive against unauthorised structures and few buildings on Tuesday. Officials claimed since January this year, 382 such structures were demolished till date.

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