MHADA to relocate affected residents post-Ganesh Visarjan

MHADA to relocate affected residents post-Ganesh Visarjan

The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority awakened after Thursday’s building collapse where 34 people lost their lives. The 117-year-old Hussaini building came crashing in Bhendi Bazaar on Thursday.

We had planned to send evacuation notices to the residents residing in dilapidated buildings and to kick-out those who refuse to vacate in 24 hours. However, for now, we have postponed the decision until Ganesh Visarjan (immersion) which falls on Sunday
Sumit Bhange, President, MBRRB

This decision was taken by the state housing minister Ravindra Waikar. As per the trusted sources, MHADA was all set to kick-out residents from dilapidated structures on Saturday but Waikar addressed MHADA officials not to carry out the demolition until Ganesh Chaturthi.

Relocate residents of Bhendi Bazaar
The state housing minister Ravindra Waikar has addressed Mumbai Building Repairs and Reconstruction Board’s (MBRRB) to inform the Burhani Trust to demolish the dilapidated structures in Bhendi Bazaar and relocate the affected residents to transit camps. Along with this, the Burhani Trust is expected to do a pre-monsoon survey to check which dilapidated buildings need demolition and which buildings need repair work.

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