Sixty-yr-old, dilapidated building collapses in Balepet after residents move out

Sixty-yr-old, dilapidated building collapses in Balepet after residents move out

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 2016-03-15 20:07 Bengaluru: A 60-year-old, two-storeyed building located on Kilri Road in Balepet collapsed on Tuesday. According to authorities, no casualties have been reported since residents had been evacuated a day earlier.The building was owned by Arya Bhavan sweets and a mobile shop was evacuated hours before the building collapsed.The owners knew the building was going to collapse since the entire building had developed cracks, a police officer said. Area counsellor and officials belonging to the BBMP rushed to the spot along with the Chickpet police to take stock of the situation.  The BBMP officials and the police have directed owners of the old, dilapidated buildings to renovate or demolish the buildings. There are many multi-storeyed buildings in Balepet which are in a bad state. The police are contemplating taking action against the owner of the building for endangering lives of people.