February 8, 2023

To deal with the burning challenge of harmful (C1) buildings within the metropolis, and to make sure a well timed answer to mishaps ensuing from dilapidated buildings collapsing yearly, ex-councillor from the BJP, Prabhakar Shinde, has written to the civic chief demanding a devoted cell for redeveloping such buildings.

He mentioned a single window clearance system will assist expedite the redevelopment proposals and different associated actions associated to such buildings. Shinde mentioned a devoted cell below the BMC constructing improvement division will instill confidence amongst tenants. “In addition to, if any new answer is launched, it may be examined by the cell. This may also forestall lack of lives and property,” he added.

Earlier than the onset of monsoon this 12 months, the BMC declared 337 buildings as C1; or unfit for habitation. On June 28, an outdated harmful constructing collapsed, claiming 19 lives. But a number of such buildings stay occupied regardless of eviction notices by the BMC.

The FPJ had reported that lack of redevelopment coverage, and no acceptable alternate transit lodging forces tenants in each cessed and non-cessed buildings to danger their lives and proceed to occupy dilapidated buildings.

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