Another Mahim building affected by Metro-3 construction work; residents asked to vacate temporarily


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The construction work at the Colaba-SEEPZ Meto-3 site had faced a hindrance on November 11, Monday after reports of leakage and cracks developing in a nearby building. The residents of the building in question, i.e. Laxmi Niwas, had complained of cracks and tremors. In a similar incident, Meher Manzil in Mahim has developed cracks due to the ongoing construction at a Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro-3 site.

As a result, the residents of the 80-year-old building have been asked to move to another house or a nearby hotel for 10 days. The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) officials promised compensation to the residents so that they can temporarily relocate for 10 days starting Wednesday, November 20.

The authorities will now decide if the building requires a repair or will it need to be redeveloped. With this, Meher Manzil has become the second building in the same area to be affected by Metro-3 construction.

A spokesperson for the MMRC said,

By way of an abundant precaution, package-4 has decided to evacuate 12 families in this building temporarily till the structural audit is done and a detailed assessment is made.”

Package-4 consists of the Siddhivinayak-Dadar-Shitladevi portion of the project.

According to a report by Hindustan Times, on Sunday night, Meher Manzil had developed wide cracks after which the MMRC installed rods to support the structure.

Meanwhile, local MLA Sada Sarvankar has stated that according to a private company’s audit report, both the buildings are beyond repair. Therefore, he has asked the MMRC to redevelop both buildings and provide compensation to the residents as per redevelopment laws until the construction of the buildings is completed.

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