Unsafe structures with mobile towers to be served notice
KALYAN: The Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation has now trained its gun on dangerous buildings which have installed mobile towers.
It has started taking steps to remove the mobile towers and demolish the dangerous buildings. The decision comes after residents’ group from Patharli in Dombivli (East) complained about mobile towers installed on top of dangerous building.
The KDMC has 630 dangerous structures, out of which, 295 are dangerous and 335 extremely dangerous.
Srikant Kale, 40, has been living in Patharli for the past 15 years.
“Sathula is one of the dangerous buildings in the area and it cannot take the weight of mobile towers. If the building falls, it will damage the nearby building. We complained to the KDMC about it,” said Kale.
Acting on the complaint filed two months ago, the town planning department has reviewed the building. It has ordered the owner to remove the mobile tower and demolish the building as it is unsafe for the nearby residents.
The officials have also started reviewing other dangerous structures which have mobile towers. The ward officers have been asked to identify such structures and serve them notice.
“Following the complaint, we are looking at other structures as well, and serving notices to the owners to demolish the building. While installing a mobile tower, the structural stability of the building is a must. It has not been followed by many,” said Pramod Kulkarni, KDMC city engineer.
No commercial establishment or housing society should install mobile towers without the civic body’s permission.