Bid to raise height of building fails, GHMC demolishes it in Hyderabad
Bid to raise the height of a building, with the help of hydraulic jacks failed in Qutbullapur on Sunday. The GHMC officials decided to demolish the tilted structure
HYDERABAD: Bid to raise the height of a building, with the help of hydraulic jacks failed in Qutbullapur on Sunday. The GHMC officials decided to demolish the tilted structure.
Tension prevailed for a while in Srinivas Nagar Colony under Quthbullapur circle in the city on Saturday night, when Narasimha Rao, a building owner, tried to raise the height of his house to prevent waste water entering into his premises.
However, his attempts went in vain and raising his building height ended in disaster. Fortunately, no casualties were reported in the incident.
Aamost two-and-a-half decades ago, Narasimha Rao bought a G+2 house in Srinivas Nagar Colony. At present, the height of the internal roads in the locality has been increased and the wastewater enters into his house during rains.
Going by the advice given by his family and friends, Narasimha Rao decided to raise the height of his house. The works were entrusted to a company in Vijayawada. Along with Narasimha Rao, six more families were also living in the building. As the works were progressing, two families vacated the houses and two more temporarily moved to their relatives' places. Currently, Narasimha Rao and one more family are staying in the building.
The hydraulic jacks installed under the house for raising the height drifted aside. As a result, the house leaned on to the adjacent building. Locals, who were gripped in panic, came out of their houses and alerted the police and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials over the incident. Jeedimetla Circle Inspector Pawan and town planning department officials of the GHMC rushed to the spot.
A case has been registered against Narasimha Rao for carrying out repair work to his house without obtaining permission from the GHMC, the police said.
Meanwhile, the GHMC officials said that they had decided to demolish the G+2 building that leaned on the adjacent building. As the rain lashed during the night, the GHMC officials had begun the building demolition works on Sunday morning.