Screen grab of Holyfaith buliding demolished
Kochi: Holyfaith H20 has been reduced to ashes after the building has been demolished. The demolition took place 16 minutes later than the scheduled time due to some technical glitches. Alfa Serene is next in line to be demolished.
Evacuation of people residing around the two illegal apartment complexes here, was completed hours before the demolition of the structures began on Saturday morning.
The prohibitory order declared by the Ernakulam District Collector using his authority as District Magistrate came into force at 8 am in the evacuation zone of the two residential complexes--H2O Holyfaith and Alfa Serene--being demolished at Maradu municipality, officials said.
The rest of the buildings will be demolished on Sunday, complying with the orders of the Apex Court which held the structures to be illegal as they had been built in violation of the Coastal Regulation Zone norms.
The complexes housing a total of 343 flats would be brought down using the implosion method and the companies engaged for it have completed the filling of explosives in the structures on Wednesday.