Nasla Tower controlled blast destruction costs Rs220m. While one outfit requested Rs220 million to demolish Nasla Tower via controlled implosion, another offered a free service via mechanical means.
In his report to the apex court, Commissioner Muhammed Iqbal Memon listed the benefits and drawbacks of both techniques recommended by the two shortlisted firms, sources informed Dawn on Sunday.
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He informed the SC that no company or government had expertise with controlled implosion destruction in metropolitan areas.
He added a technical expert group was formed to review and evaluate various companies’ expressions of interest.
The SC must demolish the 15-story building of Nasla Tower.
To ensure safety, Hi-Tech Electronics and Machinery/DG Demolition offered demolition by an implosion, requesting 60 days for demolition and post-demolition work.
According to the commissioner’s report, the company provided a cost of Rs220m for destruction, including garbage and valuables.
It said the firm had been given the building plans to draught a destruction plan.
The report further stated that the committee recommended ANI Enterprises to destroy the building using machinery and physical labor.
The firm had given the SC 90 days to demolish and remove all rubbish from the premises, including precious stuff. The corporation has volunteered to pay Rs15m to the government.
The SC was also informed that the Sindh Building Control Authority had been asked to begin pre-demolition operations, remove windows, and provide daily updates of Nasla Tower.
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