Two apartment complexes demolished in Kochi’s Maradu

Two illegal apartment complexes were brought down by authorities in Kochi on Saturday morning for violation of coastal regulation zone rules.

The demolition was ordered by the Supreme Court last year.

The first building, Holy Faith H2O, was brought down at 11:18 am, followed by the twin towers of Alfa Serene apartment.

Holy Faith H2O had 91 houses on 19 floors, while Alfa Serene had 67 houses on 17 floors.

Earlier in the morning, people who live around the two apartments were evacuated. Residents were directed to switch off electricity and all appliances before leaving their homes.