Steel dome of newly formed Meghalaya Assembly collapsed

New Delhi: A part of the newly constructed Meghalaya Assembly building collapsed, but no casualties were reported, officials said on Sunday.

He said the 70-tonne dome of the Rs 177.7 crore building constructed by UP-based UPNRNL collapsed at around 12:30 last night.

According to an executive engineer of the PWD (Building) who is overseeing the construction, the collapse may have been caused due to a design mistake.

“The weight of the steel dome was probably too much to bear the pillars and beams. As a result, the entire structure came down,” PWD executive engineer Ransom Sutanga told PTI.

He said it would take two more weeks to clear the debris.

The engineer, who arrived at the scene early in the morning, said that it would take at least 8 more months to build the new dome structure.