Hyderabad: Besides the 400-odd dilapidated buildings in the core areas of the twin cities, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has identified another 183 which might collapse at any moment. The Andhra Pradesh Lokayukta had in its order last month directed the civic body to see to it that action as mandated under the GHMC Act with regard to old buildings is taken and submit a report to it on Aug 28. GHMC Commissioner M T Krishna Babu on Tuesday asked tenants and owners of the identified old buildings to vacate the premises and cooperate with the officials in demolishing the structures as it is in public interest.
“As the monsoon has arrived and rains are expected, old and dilapidated buildings might collapse. This might cause loss of life and property as it happened in the past. It is better to vacate such premises,” he said. GHMC officials said the town planning wing, which carried out a survey in seven circles of the erstwhile Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad limits, identified as many as 183 buildings as old and dilapidated. Most of these buildings are located in the Old City.
Of these, the GHMC has demolished about 23 buildings and 13 house owners repaired the structures. When it comes to the 400-odd buildings already identified, GHMC officials said some have been demolished but many could not be due to court cases. Some owners have come forward to repair the structures but the same will have to be certified by the engineering wing of the GHMC.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has identified 183 buildings which might collapse at any moment.
Circle-wise dilapidated buildings identified are as follows: Circle No. 4 (53), Circle No.5 (37), Circle No. 7 (15), Circle No. 8 (14) Circle No. 9 (25), Circle No. 10 (19), Circle No. Circle No.18 (20).