Noida's DLF "Mall of India" reopening delayed as its roof collapses
Noida : The reopening of DLF "Mall of India" will be delayed after one of its roof in cinema hall collapsed.
A video and photos of the mall’s roof collapse leading to a rising cloud of dust, went viral on social media earlier on Wednesday.
DLF issued an official statement acknowledging the incident and claimed that they had started a renovation work in the segment before lockdown but it was stopped in between and under extreme weather conditions it became vulnerable.
The mall was scheduled for a reopening in mid-June after the lockdown was supposed to end.
“We had commenced planned enhancement works in a part of The Mall of India, Noida when the lockdown was suddenly implemented. During this time, a small portion of around 650 square metres was in the process of being prepared for these enhancement works and unfortunately lay abandoned due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The freak thunderstorm and extreme weather conditions that hit the city of Noida in June adversely impacted this portion of the roof in its vulnerable state,” the statement said.
No casualties or injuries have been reported so far in the incident.