BMC issues warning notice to 121 residents living at disaster-prone areas in Powai

As per reports, areas in Mumbai's Ward S have the highest number of disaster-prone areas. This is followed by Ward N, L and D respectively.

BMC issues warning notice to 121 residents living at disaster-prone areas in Powai
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Several areas in the city are prone to landslide and related events. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), every year, releases a list of dilapidated buildings which are highly risky to live. Recently reported wall collapse and landslide incidents in Mumbai claimed 30 lives and the BMC, post a thorough investigation, has issued a warning to a few residents of Powai's Jai Bhim Nagar. 

As per the protocol, the municipal corporation releases a list of high-risk areas and dilapidated buildings in Mumbai which are prone to risk and notices are issued to the buildings for timely evacuation and action. As per the report released this year, Mumbai's Ward S and nearby areas have a total of 152 high-risk locations. Understanding the same, over 120 residents from the above-mentioned locality were given a warning notice on Friday, July 23, 2021. 

Prior to this, warning notice were sent to residents living in high-risk and disaster-prone areas in Vikhroli.

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As of now, residents have been asked to move to a safer location until the monsoon ends, and the notice also clarified that the civic body will not take any responsibility for any incident which occurs at a later date as the residents have been notified about the risks. Report regarding the same was published by the Indian Express

The report also mentioned that Mumbai has over 291 landslide prone areas where more than 22,000 citizens reside risking their lives. Ward N comprising of Ghatkopar and Asalpha has over 30 high-rish areas and this is followed by Kurla-Sakinaka and Malabar Hill-Grant Road with 18 and 16 locations respectively. 

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Similar notices and warnings will be issued to residents across all wards. The decision to implement the same was made to ensure people residing in slums, hilly areas and other related risky locations take necessary action and relocate on time.

Every year, many citizens in Mumbai live with the fear of such disasters. Despite several warnings, people from some buildings fail to relocate. However, a few residents have frequently asked the BMC to not sent relocation notices frequently and assist with necessary actions or offer solutions by taking responsibility.

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