Waking up finally, the BBMP officials moved to avert an imminent disaster by directing owner of a three-storied building at Kammanahalli to demolish it. The demolition is nearly complete.
The BBMP move is in response to a dna report published on September 15 about the building, of which a part had caved in, giving sleepless nights to its tenants, residents of adjoining buildings, as well as passersby, motorists and two-wheelers who use the busy road.
A member of Kammanahalli Ward Committee, B Gopal Reddy, had complained to the BBMP authorities on May 25 about the need to demolish the building to avoid possible casualties. The Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force had also directed the assistant executive engineer of Maruthi Seva Nagar division to visit the spot and take action as per Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act 1976 and submit a report within seven days on the action taken against the building owner.
Speaking with dna, Gopal Reddy said residents of Kammanahalli Main Road were grateful to dna for publishing the report on the dilapidated building.
“The BBMP engineer had made the owner of the dilapidated building to demolish the building without any delay, to our relief,’’ said Reddy.