Nagpur: In an pre-emptive move to prevent a tragedy of colossal proportions, a squad of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) undertook demolition of a worn-out shopping complex in Sadar area.
According to chief of the squad, Ashok Patil, the first floor of the shopping complex would be demolished. The terrace of the first floor had already developed cracks and gaping holes due to dilapidated condition of the structure. The task is being carried out under tight police bandobast. However, surprisingly, the ground floor of the building, housing a number of shops, will not be touched and would remain as it is.
On the other hand, the owner of the shopping complex, Altaf Ahmed said that the first floor was already in worn-out condition and was not in use. The electric meters were stuck with labels written in Hindi language “Not in Use.” “Since the ground floor house a row of shops (5-7) and also our ITI institute, we had not initiated demolition of the floor on our own. But the NMC, sensing a tragedy could take place in future, has decided to pull down the dilapidated structure. We were informed about it and we are cooperating with NMC Administration,” Altaf Ahmed said.
He further said that the demolition of worn-out first floor has caused a hole at the terrace of his ITI institute. Further, the shop owners are also cooperating with the demolition squad.
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