With Dwarka preparing for the wrath of Cyclone Biparjoy, All India Radio (AIR) on Wednesday evening dismantled its 90 m tower.
A release from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said, “The move follows a safety audit of this 35-year-old tower by the structural experts from NIT Surat and CCW who recommended the dismantling of this tower in January 2023.”
“A 90m high guy rope supported steel Akashvani tower in Dwarka, Gujarat, has been dismantled as a precautionary measure in view of the impending Cyclone Biparjoy… This has been done to prevent any mishap and minimize damages to life and property in surrounding areas. Simultaneously, Akashvani is working on the restoration of services from Dwarka by using the available resources (sic),” the tweet read.
In the nearly 1 minute and 30 seconds long video, a rope connecting the tower to the building is being snapped, bringing down the tower with a loud thud.