The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation's (GHMC) plans to demolish an illegal five-storey building in Madhapur that was under construction, failed on Monday.The GHMC had earlier announced that it would 'implode' the building, which means that it would use a controlled explosion to bring the structure straight down, thereby avoiding damage to any structures in its vicinity.
But instead of coming straight down in one go, like it was supposed to, the bottom floor of the structure collapsed, leaving the rest of building tilting dangerously.“Drills, gas cutters and other machinery used for demolition often don’t give desired effect. Recently in Chennai, a 11-storeyed building was demolished within seconds. We are doing it on a pilot basis now,” a GHMC official had told TNIE.
Since early in the morning, the media began gathering at the spot along with several GHMC officials, as workers drilled holes in the support pillars of the structure, to install dynamite.The GHMC said that it would use similar explosives, to those used in quarries.After an entire day of hard work, the area was cleared out, and the GHMC detonated the explosives, only to realise that their pilot project had failed.