Tight security at Moulivakkam crash site, as building to be demolished tomorrow

Tight security at Moulivakkam crash site, as building to be demolished tomorrow

The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) will demolish an 11-storey building at Moulivakkam in Chennai on Wednesday, where one of its twin towers collapsed on July 28, 2014 killing 61 people.

Following this, tight secuirty is in place and people nearby have been evacuated.

The second tower was declared unsafe, and, in May this year, the Supreme Court gave its consent for demolishing it after going through a report submitted by a three-member expert committee.

The demolition was delayed due to various reasons including adverse weather conditions.

An official statement said that all precautionary measures have been taken to ensure that no danger is caused to people and adjoining constructions.

However, to ensure complete safety, residents living within 100 metre radius of the endangered structure, as marked by revenue and public works departments, have been asked to move to safety.

Arrangements have been made for residents at Sri SAK Jai Maruthi Mahal in Mathananthapuram Main Road to accommodate residents.

On May 12 this year, the Supreme Court had ordered razing down of the second structure. Following this, the Kancheepuram district collector wrote to the CMDA seeking expertise for the work. In turn, the CMDA appointed a Tirupur-based firm for razing down the structure on the Porur-Kundrathur Road.