The Baku City Executive Power has launched demolition of houses on Nariman Narimanov Avenue (former Sovetskaya Street) to cover the territory up to the Huseyn Javid and Inshaatchilar Avenues.
The BCEP informs that demolition work will cover the territory from the Azerbaijan State Drama Theater (Fizuli Square) to the monument to Narimanov Narimanov.
"In accord with the presidential order the tenants of the demolished houses will be compensated AZN 1,500 per every sq m of demolished housing. Discontented citizens may apply to the courts to rule appropriate decisions," the Mayor’s Office said.
Demolition of "Sovetskaya" is provided in the detailed plan of Baku, submitted to the BCEP by the State Committee for Town Planning & Architecture of Azerbaijan.
The Committee informs that this area covers about 40 hectares.
At the same time, the displeased tenants decided not to apply to courts, but to collect signatures for appeal to the president of Azerbaijan. As the apartments in this area are not large, the tenants complain that they will hardly afford to buy an apartment in the city center for such money.