KDMC to raze 635 un­safe build­ings

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - San­jana Nam­biar san­jana.nam­biar@hin­dus­tan­times.com

KALYAN: The Kalyan Dom­bivli Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (KDMC) is set to raze 635 di­lap­i­dated build­ings to en­sure the safety of res­i­dents in and around th­ese struc­tures.

It aims to fin­ish the de­mo­li­tion work for va­cant build­ings by June 6 while for oc­cu­pied ones it will send no­tices to res­i­dents, ask­ing them to move out.

“Once res­i­dents re­ceive no­tices from ward of­fices, they should va­cate the build­ing, or else of­fi­cials will force­fully re­move them,” said E Ravendi­ran, KDMC com­mis­sioner. Last year in July, nine res­i­dents were killed and 15 in­jured when a three-storey Thakurli build­ing col­lapsed dur­ing the heavy down­pour.

To avoid a re­peat of this tragedy, the civic body has de­cided to de­mol­ish all de­crepit build­ings be­fore the mon­soon sets in.

As per the sur­vey con­ducted by the civic body, fol­lowed by struc­tural au­dit, it has come across 297 di­lap­i­dated and 338 ex­tremely di­lap­i­dated build­ings in its ju­ris­dic­tion.

The civic body is yet to gather in­for­ma­tion on 27 vil­lages in E ward.

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