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.
â€śDrills, gas cutters and other machinery used for demolition often donâ€™t give desired effect. Recently in Chennai, a 11-storeyed building was demolished within seconds. We are doing it on a pilot basis now,â€ť 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.
Watch the video here.
Just in: Implosion technology experiment to demolish illegal building in Hyderabad goes kaput, building tilts precariously. Photo: KVS Giri pic.twitter.com/gsDnPQPw11â€” The Hindu (@the_hindu) May 8, 2017
In November last year, a 11-storey tower in Chennai's Moulivakkam area called 'Belief', was brought down using controlled explosives.
The Supreme Court had ordered the demolition in May last year, following a three-member panel's recommendation that the structure was unsafe for housing and habitation.
Watch the video of the Chennai demolition below.