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Fire-ravaged Chennai Silks Showroom in T Nagar to be pulled down

Sources while confirming the demolition said that the CMDA officials and personnel State Disaster Management Authority will take part in the demolition. 

Published: 01st June 2017 03:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st June 2017 03:15 PM   |  A+A-

A massive fire broke out at Chennai Silks, a popular multi-level silk saree and clothing store in the crowded shopping hub of T Nagar in Chennai. (D Sampath Kumar | EPS)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: After the firemen brought the smouldering inferno under control following hours-long battle that that went on day and night on Wednesday, the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) and Chennai Corporation have decided to demolish the Chennai Silks showroom building.

The demolition work would begin after 4 pm, CMDA and Chennai Corporation officials confirmed to Express. The police are also already evicting residents in and around the building as a precautionary measure.

CMDA officials and personnel State Disaster Management Authority will take part in the demolition. “The building is really unstable, it is better to demolish it,” a corporation official added.

The sources also said owner of the building should bear the cost of the demolition. Meanwhile, the media and the public have been requested to stay away from the site.

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