Third illegal apartment complex in Kerala’s Maradu razed

Jain Coral cove was the third of the lakeside facing illegal apartment complexes to be razed on orders of the Supreme Court.

Kerala authorities on Sunday razed another lakeside illegal apartment complex in Kochi in compliance with the Supreme Court order to bring down four unauthorised buildings in Maradu municipality.

Jain Coral cove, a 55-metre high-rise, was brought down at 11 am today. The controlled demolition was executed without any hiccups. Visuals showed the debris rising to at least three storeys high and was contained within the site.  Another building of the same height, Golden Kayaloram, will be demolished at 2 pm.

A mock drill to condition the team of police, fire force, health officials and other experts for the exercise was carried out at Golden Kayaloram on Saturday evening. The mock drill at Jains Coral Cove was carried out on Friday.

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On Saturday, two luxury apartment complexes -- H2O Holy Faith and Alfa Serene twin towers -- were brought down.

The high-rises are being demolished in controlled implosion by Edifices Engineering. Experts from South Africa-based Jet Demolition have arrived here to assist the Mumbai-based company in the process. Section 144 has come into force at 8 am at 200 metres around the structures.