In a first for India, around 200 engineers, supervisors and labourers have begun assembling a 10-storey building in Punjab's Mohali district. They claim it will take them just 48 hours to complete the work. (See pictures)
The building is being constructed using pre-fabricated steel structure technology. Three cranes have been pressed into service to assemble the pre-fabricated roof and walls, which have been prepared in the factory.
The concrete foundation for the building had already been prepared, while the pre-fabrication took three months in the factory.
Work at the construction site began at 4:30 pm and in just a half an hour, the roof of the ground floor had been assembled. Work will continue through the night as well.
The company, Synergy Group, claims that the building will be eco-friendly as it will consume less power and it is also certified as earthquake and shock-proof by the Centre for Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR).