Two of four illegal Maradu flats in Kochi demolished with controlled implosion for flouting Coastal Regulation Zone norms

  • The first building 'Holy Faith H20' was razed to the ground in seconds, followed by the demolition of the second apartment complex.

  • The two other buildings will be demolished tomorrow.

  • 800 kilograms of explosives were stacked in the buildings to demolish them in a highly controlled manner of implosion.

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.

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