Kochi: A high rise apartment complex was brought down through controlled implosion method as authorities began implementing a Supreme Court order to demolish four illegal waterfront structures in Maradu municipality in Kochi on Saturday.
#WATCH Kochi: Alfa Serene complex with twin apartment towers in Maradu also demolished.2 out of 4 illegal apartment towers have been demolished through controlled implosion,final round of demolition to take place tomorrow.Sec 144 of CrPC is enforced on land, air&water in the area pic.twitter.com/WsadhqPuDF
— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2020
The residential complex was demolished at 11.18 am.
The 60-meter high 19-storey building, known as "Holy Faith H20, was levelled in seconds in a spectacular implosion. Thousands of people watched the demolition from outside the evacuation zone.
A total of 343 waterfront flats were built in the complexes, violating the Coastal Regulation Zone norms.
The apex court had in September 2019 directed demolition of the apartment complexes within 138 days, a timeline given by the Kerala government.
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Updated Date: Jan 11, 2020 13:06:11 IST