A portion of the 100-year-old heritage Devaraja Market collapsed on Sunday evening during an ongoing renovation work.
On Sunday evening at 5:30 pm, one portion of the Devaraja Market adjacent to Dhanvantri Road collapsed. Sources said that the collapse would be a result of an ongoing drilling work taking place in the market from past few days. Knowing the tragedy, Mayor B L Bhyrappa, MUDA Commissioner Mahesh, DCP Dr H T Shekhar, MCC Superintendent Engineer Suresh Babu, ACP Rajashekhar, , Corporator Chinni Ravi and MCC officials visited and inspected the spot.
The conservation and restoration work at Devaraja Market was taken up at an estimated cost of Rs 9 crore from the Chief Minister’s special grant of Rs.100 Crore in the month of February. The contract for the Devaraja Market restoration work was given to a Mumbai-based Savani construction company. Devaraja Market,a prominent market in the city is home to about 820 odd vendors.
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