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9-storeyed building in Jaipur demolished within 5 seconds through controlled explosives

Sangeeta Pranavendra [ Updated 17 Sep 2012, 16:21:22 ]
9-storeyed building in Jaipur demolished within 5 seconds through controlled explosives
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Jaipur, Sep 17 : In spectacular style, three blocks of nine-storied high apartments belonging to Era Constructions at the Mansarovar Heritage Apartment Complex were demolished within a matter of five seconds by officials of Jaipur Development Authority on orders from Rajasthan High Court on Sunday.

The blocks E, B and F out of a total of 9 blocks in Shyam Nagar were coming in the way of Aminashah Nallah water flow, and the High Court had declared the construction as illegal.

Explosive experts from Indore were called in, who first cleared off the 100-metre surrounding area, and then proceeded to wire in the explosives.

Said Sharad Sarvate, an explosive expert: "We had to drill 402 holes in the pillars of the first three floors, and wired in electronic detonators. We also dissected three beams."

Jaipur Development Authority is planning to demolish several other buildings coming in the way of the Aminashah Nallah, officials said.

 

 

 




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