There are 525 unsafe, dilapidated buildings in Mumbai: CM Devendra Fadnavis

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) survey, 688 buildings were found unsafe, of which 163 were demolished, and the civic body managed to vacate 174 buildings

  • There are 525 unsafe, dilapidated buildings in Mumbai: CM Devendra Fadnavis
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In Mumbai, currently, there are 525 unsafe and dilapidated buildings while Thane has 72 such buildings, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the state Assembly in a written reply on Tuesday. The issue was raised by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Raj Purohit during the question hour. He asked for a detailed reply from the state government over the action taken by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) against the dangerously dilapidated buildings. 

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In the month of April, the BMC did a survey and found that 688 buildings were in the C-1, dangerously dilapidated, category and of them, 163 were demolished till October. The civic body then disconnected the water and power supply of 147 of the 525 buildings, while the process has been initiated in 133 buildings. Meanwhile, the BMC managed to get 174 buildings vacated.

In Thane, of 95 dangerously dilapidated buildings, 23 have been razed and the process of demolishing the rest is on, stated the reply. Along with this, 114 buildings need structural repairs that can be done only after evacuation, while 2,260 buildings need structural repairs that can be done without evacuation, and the remaining 2,236 buildings need minor repairs, stated the CM’s reply.

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