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Updated: July 11, 2013 01:23 IST

GHMC demolishes 50 old buildings

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GHMC authorities demolishing an old building at Chintal Basti on Wednesday. — Photo: Nagara Gopal
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GHMC authorities demolishing an old building at Chintal Basti on Wednesday. — Photo: Nagara Gopal

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation on Wednesday pulled down as many as 50 old and dilapidated structures in different parts of the city. It also identified more buildings that need immediate attention.

A maximum of 13 buildings were demolished in Circle 1 at Kushaiguda and Yellareddyguda followed by another nine in Circle 4 at Gowlipura, Purani Haveli, Yakutpura, Pusalabasti, Brahmanwadi and Bada Bazar today.

The compound wall of Victoria Memorial at Saroornagar was also pulled down by the GHMC teams.

The demolition squads also attended to five buildings in the Circle 6 at Premavathipeta, Shivarampally and Laxmiguda while another five were pulled down in Circle 10 at Chintalbasti and Banjara Hills.

Three commercial and one residential structure were demolished in Circle 18 at Nala Bazar and old Bhoiguda.

88 buildings identified

Joint inspections were also carried out by the Engineering and Town Planning staff and a total of 88 dilapidated buildings were identified.

Meanwhile, the Town Planning wing of Circle 12 led by Zonal Commissioner, Aleem Basha today seized two buildings, a residential building at Taranagar and an Anganwadi Centre in old Hafeezpet. With the help of police, the team also removed 50 encroachments at Allwyn junction.

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