Five-storeyed building tilts in Marathahalli

Five-storeyed building tilts in Marathahalli

Dangerous: The tilted building in Marathahalli that the BBMP demolished on Friday.

One of the buildings in Marathahalli in East Bengaluru tilted dangerously and was on the verge of collapse. Luckily, the BBMP officials rushed to the spot and tackled the situation on Friday.

According to the fire control room the incident took place on Thursday late night at Aswath Nagar, 6th Cross, near Marathahalli.

“Fire safety advance rescue van and team hit the spot immediately, and stabilised the building with earth movers support,” said Prasadh Reddy, a resident.

“A team of building demolishing experts from the
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike carried out the dismantling of the building
structure manually and cautiously. The neighbours and the building occupants were evacuated, and no one was harmed in the process,” Reddy added.

Speaking to DH, Assistant Executive Engineer Prakash said: “The building owner violated the rules and constructed ground floor plus four floors. The structure was supposed to have just three floors. As it could not withstand the pressure, the building tilted.”

“Now, we are demolishing the building to avoid any further damages. No one was harmed as people evacuated the building soon after the tilt was brought to their notice, Prakash said.

“The owner of the building is facing the legal actions, and now he is in police custody,” the officer added.