The ‘sinking’ under construction building in the city, is being demolished by the Slum Clearance Board, the Board sources said.

The building, housing 48 flats, in Ammankulam, started sinking and slanted more than 10 degrees from Friday last, causing panic in the area. The flats were meant to be distributed among those, who were evacuated from slums which situated on the banks of various water bodies.

Considering the security, the board started demolishing the building, being constructed under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, on Tuesday.

The cost of the building was around Rs.2.49 crore, the sources said.

Meanwhile, an expert team started digging the earth to find the condition of the soil and also reason for sinking, they said.

Works of other buildings under the same scheme, having nearly 900 houses, in the area, have been stopped for security reason and would resume only after the soil test report, they said.

Keywords: Defective design