Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is gearing up to demolish or get vacated 457 dilapidated buildings across the city. To this effect, notices will be served to the building owners and the structures will be seized.

Of the 457 dilapidated buildings, 197 are in Khairatabad zone, 122 in Charminar Zone, 104 in Secunderabad Zone, 19 in LB Nagar Zone, eight in Serilingampally zone and seven in Kukatpally Zone.

The move comes when a 14-month baby died after a portion of roof of an old building collapsed at Sitaphalmandi on Sunday. During a meeting with officials here on Monday, GHMC Commissioner M Dana Kishore said it was an unfortunate incident.

There are still 457 dilapidated buildings across the city and action needs to be taken against them. The municipal corporation has been dealing with the issue and if the it is delayed further, the Commissioner instructed Chief City Planner to issue charge memo to the concerned officials. 

GHMC has demolished 485 dilapidated buildings in the year 2016, 294 in 2017, 402 in 2018. Till date in 2019, 176 structures have been demolished and 132 either seized or repaired out of the 765 identified across the city.

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