740 ‘danger­ous’ bldgs in city, BMC is­sues evic­tion no­tices

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Lax­man Singh lax­man.singh@hin­dus­tan­times.com

An an­nual pre-mon­soon build­ing sur­vey con­ducted by the Bri­han­mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (BMC) has found 740 build­ings to be in an ex­tremely danger­ous (C 1 cat­e­gory) con­di­tion.

This is a sig­nif­i­cant jump from last year, when the same sur­vey found 542 build­ings to be ex­tremely danger­ous.

Ac­cord­ing to data com­piled by the dis­as­ter man­age­ment cell, there are 146 build­ings in is­land city, 286 in the east­ern sub­urbs and 308 in the western sub­urbs that are on the verge

of col­lapse.

The civic body has sent no­tices to res­i­dents of these build­ings to va­cate their homes be­fore the be­gin­ning of the mon­soon to avoid any kind of hu­man loss in case of a col­lapse.

The civic body’s list in­cludes pri­vate, gov­ern­ment and its own build­ings, which need im­me­di­ate evic­tion.

How­ever, most of the build­ings are yet to be va­cated be­cause of the res­i­dents who are un­will­ing to move. CON­TIN­UED ON P6

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