Reportedly At 11.44 am on saturday, january 11, the twin towers of Alfa Serene were brought down using controlled implosion in Kochi’s Maradu municipality. Meanwhile this was done just minutes after another building the H2O Holy Faith was razed down as well for the same reason. Furthermore the two buildings of Alfa Serene, each 16 floors high, were brought down one after the other, in a matter of seconds huge plumes of smoke, as scores of people watched it live.
Apparently tamilnadu based vijay Steels and Explosives demolished the twin towers of Alfa Serene, which had 80 apartments and 16 floors each. 343 kg of explosives were used for Alfa Serene, and the explosives were placed on seven floors. Perhaps the agency employed the controlled implosion method to bring down the building and ensure the debris fall inward, without spilling over to the waterbody near them and this was done minutes after the successful demolition of H2O Holy Faith.
Currently that the demolition is over, there are concerns that some concrete pieces of the second tower of Alfa Serene may have fallen into the lake nearby. Also it is yet to be estimated if the debris or concrete pieces have affected the buildings nearby. Unlike the H20 Holy Faith apartment building, there are around 130 houses and many commercial establishments near the twin towers of Alfa Serene. There were apprehensions earlier on how the demolition would affect these houses. When speaking to the media after assessing the areas, kochi City police Commissioner vijay Sakhare said that it was a deliberate move to allow some concrete pieces of the building to fall into the waterbody, in order to protect the houses nearby. He added "Some debris has gone into the water. But as planned, it will be removed. There is negligible damage to the waterbody and houses".