Central dome of new Meghalaya Legislative Assembly collapsed, no fatalities

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Central dome of new Meghalaya Legislative Assembly collapsed

Guwahati: The central dome which was recently installed at the new Assembly building at Mawdiangdiang under New Shillong Township collapsed on Sunday at around 12.30 am.

No casualties were reported during the incident.

According to reports, the dome collapsed because of its weight of the dome which is around 70 tonnes.

The actual height of the dome is stated to be about 65 meters while the height of the minar is 13 meters.

It is learned that the debris will be cleared within the next two weeks.

A PWD engineer had informed the media that they will prepare a new design with a light structure for the dome and it will get completed within eight or nine months.

The construction of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly started in June 2019. The building is being constructed by Uttar Pradesh-based Rajkiya Nirman Nigam Ltd, and the total cost is Rs 127 crore.

Initially, the Meghalaya government had prepared a budget estimate of Rs 145 crore for the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, but the firm that got the contract, quoted an amount of Rs 127 crore, about Rs 18 crore lower than the estimated amount.

Meanwhile, taking to social media platforms, netizens have demanded an enquiry and action against the contractor for the collapse of the central dome at the newly constructed assembly building in Shillong.

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