CHENNAI: 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.
In an official statement, CMDA member secretary said the unsafe structure would be demolished between 2pm and 4pm on November 2. Arrangements have been made at a marriage hall to provide shelter for people who live in a 100-metre radius of the structure during demolition.
Four ambulances and two fire tenders would be stationed for the emergency.
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.
Though the planning body had informed the Madras high court that the high rise would be razed down by September 30, the CMDA is carrying out the demolition after a one-month delay.