BMC survey identified 617 buildings as ‘dangerous to live in’

Published - July 26, 2017 01:42 am IST

Mumbai: A survey by the BMC in April and May this year has identified 617 buildings as dangerous to live in. Categorised as C-1, these are termed as ‘dilapidated buildings’ in the survey report.

This was revealed on Tuesday in a written reply submitted to the Legislative Assembly by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to a question by MLAs from different parties.

The BMC has initiated action against these buildings under Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1888, section 354. Of these, 112 buildings have been vacated, and cases pertaining to 42 buildings have been handed over to Technical Advisory Committee. The electricity and water supply to 140 buildings have been disconnected, and the same will be done to 211 other buildings. The documentation procedure is on, the State government said.

The reply said 112 buildings have approached the courts. The BMC has submitted an affidavit in the Bombay High Court for 45 dilapidated buildings still occupied by residents, saying the civic body would not be responsible for mishaps.

Replying to a question on the reasons behind occupants not vacating these buildings, the government said lack of guarantee of redevelopment within the stipulated time frame is a major reason behind occupants not vacating them.

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