Wednesday, 07 December 2022

21 Dangerous structures in Mumbai says MHADA

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As per the monsoon survey, of the 14,755 damaged buildings in the city, 21 are hazardous structures, said The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada) on Tuesday.

The Mhada has also asked the residents of 21 buildings to vacant the building immediately as it is dangerous.

The building is located in Mazagaon, Girguam, Khetwadi, VP Road, and Nagpada in south Mumbai. It has a total of 717 tenants, which include 257 commercial and 460 residentials.

Maintenance of old buildings in the city and surveying dangerous structures before the outbreak of monsoon every year is lookup by The Mumbai Repairs and Reconstruction Board which is a part of MHADA.

The Mhada has directed the residents (owners and tenants) of buildings to vacate the premises in a deadly condition and may collapse during heavy rains.

Free transit houses have been allotted to residents, which Mhada builds.

Transit tenements built by Mhada are given free to residents of 21 hazardous structures in the city.

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Vinod Ghosalkar, chairman,(MRRB) Mumbai Repair and Reconstruction Board, said,

These buildings can collapse anytime, and hence, we appeal to the tenants to move out instantly. We will shelter these tenants at our transit accommodations.

When asked about the residents are being Unwilling to move out of the resident. He says,

I will meet them individually, and I’m sure they will listen to my request. We have the power to remove forcibly, but we’ll exercise restraint.”

He also noted that most of the transit accommodations are in the Mumbai suburbs.

Last year, 18 structures were declared hazardous facilities. And have been in repetition from last year’s list out of 21 risky buildings.

These buildings will be teardown after evacuating. The landlord and tenants will have to reconstruct by appointing a private builder, or Mhada will take up the task.

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Chairman, Mumbai Repair and Reconstruction Board of dangerous structures said,

that agreed that the previous experiences of tenants were not good but assured that they would be back in Mumbai. “We are working on a policy to make sure that these residents get new houses in south Mumbai itself.

A 45-year-old living in a Mazagaon Chawl said,

We’ve seen that many of the tenants who had transferred in past decades never came back and suffered in the dirty Mhada transit camps in far-off suburbs.

She also added that

The MHADA should agree that our lives – jobs, schools, colleges, and everything are in South Mumbai, and will not be able to suffer ourselves in far-off suburbs. So they should give us transit accommodation here itself.

However, the residents of these buildings are unwilling to move out, stating that they will permanently lose their homes in south Mumbai.

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