Maradu: Locals concerned over demolition; total explosives to be reduced


The demolition process is slated to begin on January 11 and will be completed by January 12.

Photo: C H Shaheer

Kochi: The government officials will visit the neigbouhood of Maradu on Thurdsay morning and address the concerns of the locals. The locals are still worried about the pollution and the damage to houses due to the implosion. The demolition process is slated to begin on January 11 and will be completed by January 12.

The amount of explosives, meant to destroy Alpha Serene flat in Maradu, has been reduced drastically, after taking into consideration the number of houses in the neighbourhood. The noise, as a result of the explosion, will be increased.

Initially, it was estimated that both the Alpha towers in Maradu will require emulsion explosives weighing 500 kilos for the demolition. But later it was reduced to 400kg. Now it is estimated to be between 150 and 220 kilograms. The final estimate regarding this is yet to be released.

Instead of emulsion explosives, the detonating fuse has been increased from 1500 to 3000. Detonating fuse will be used in areas where the amount of explosives has been reduced. The flats were filled with explosives on Tuesday.

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