Chennai killing 61 people, its twin tower was demolished in three seconds by implosion technology. The building called Belief was demolished at 6.52pm. The Kancheepuram district administration and the Chennai city police had taken several safety measures before the building was razed down. Arrangements were made at a marriage hall to provide shelter for people who live in a 100-metre radius of the structure during the demolition. The police had blocked traffic on the Porur-Kundrathur road. An apartment building called Faith, which was being constructed at Moulivakkam by Madurai-based Prime Sristi Housing Private Limited, collapsed during rain on June 28, 2014, killing construction workers. The Master Builder had reported the news on July 2, 2014 (https://www.masterbuilder.co.in/chennai-building-collapse-%E2%80%8B-%E2%80%8B%E2%80%8B-weak-foundation-likely-cause/). The Supreme Court ordered demolition of the Faith’s tower called — Belief — in May this year, after a three-member committee appointed by the apex court pointed to several shortcomings that would have affected the structural stability of the building. Following this, the Kancheepuram district administration decided to pull down the standing structure. The Kancheepuram district collector wrote to the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) to execute the demolition process. In turn, the planning body appointed Tirupur-based Maglink Infra Projects (P) Ltd to pull down the unsafe structure at a cost of around Rs 50 lakh.
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