RT Nagar: 3-storey building tilts, residents evacuated

RT Nagar: 3-storey building tilts, residents evacuated

The building in Chamundi Nagar, RT Nagar, which slightly tilted on Wednesday. DH PHOTO/JANARDHAN B K

Residents of a 3-storey building, which tilted in Chamundi Nagar near RT Nagar early Wednesday morning, were immediately shifted to safety by the BBMP. 

According to the BBMP, the tilt appeared as digging was underway right adjacent to the building as part of a foundation laying. 

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike officials who rushed to house number 33, Manorayana Palya, also issued notices to the owners of the tilted structure and the adjacent site. 

“The building is over 20 years old and the adjacent site owner had dug up the ground for foundation laying. This resulted in the tilt. We have issued notices to both parties, and the tenants of the building have been shifted,” Prakash, assistant executive engineer, BBMP told DH.

“The owner is demolishing the tilted building at his own expense after the notice. There were no casualties,” he added.

“Three families live here. As the building is old it is tilting so precariously. In the night the residents were alerted, and by morning all were shifted,” Sajid Pasha, a local resident said.