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GHMC to demolish 974 dilapidated structures
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to demolish 974 structures which are in dilapidated condition and pose danger to inhabitants. Of them, about 220 of them, including some schools, are in critical condition and would be demolished immediately. The demolition process would begin in about 20 days.
Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to demolish 974 structures which are in dilapidated condition and pose danger to inhabitants. Of them, about 220 of them, including some schools, are in critical condition and would be demolished immediately. The demolition process would begin in about 20 days.
GHMC town planning wing, as part of pre-monsoon action plan for the financial year 2016-17, had identified 1,819 structures, which are in a dilapidated condition. Of them, the civic body repaired 845 structures in several areas and decided to demolish the remaining 974 of them.
GHMC chief city planner S Devender Reddy told The Hans India that the civic body had issued notices to owners of 220 structures which were in critical condition and needed to be demolished immediately. He said a team led by Zonal Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners would demolish the dangerous structures with the help of local police.
Devender Reddy said that most of the government structures in dilapidated condition were school buildings, which were in areas like Old City, Begum Bazar and Secunderabad. He said that there could be at least 20 government schools in these respective areas, which were asked to search for new premises before the start of the new academic year.
He further said that the demolishing process would begin in about 20 days from now and made it clear that they would be demolished only after the notices are issued.
The GHMC chief city planner clarified that the GHMC would demolish only those buildings which are in critical condition and owners of other structures would be asked to repair them.