Hyderabad: A rooftop sunshade of the Telangana old Assembly building collapsed on Tuesday afternoon.
However, no one was injured in the incident. The 115- year old Assembly building is a heritage structure.
State Legislature Secretary V Narasimha Charyulu said since the building is over 100-year-old, continuous repairs are being taken up every year.
"The main building structure is strong and there is no need to worry. Since the building is over 100 years old, incidents like these are common. The engineering wing of the Assembly takes up periodic inspections of the entire building premises and takes up repair works on a priority basis," he said.
The old building was constructed in 1913 by the sixth Nizam Mahboob Ali Khan from the donations of the people. It was used as a Town Hall where the Nizam used to meet people. The construction started in 1905 and completed in 1913.
Panic gripped the employees when the portion of the building collapsed. The state government has already planned to construct an integrated new building complex for both the State Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council.
After the Independence, the building was used as an Assembly Hall. Later, a new building was constructed for conducting the Assembly proceedings and the old building was being used for the office staff.