MHADA every year before monsoon carries out a survey and declares a list of dangerous buildings in Mumbai. However, this year, till now MHADA hasn’t found any dangerous building in the survey.

By Varun Singh

MHADA’s Mumbai Building Repair and Reconstruction Board, before monsoon carries out a survey of cessed buildings in Mumbai.

Most of these buildings are located in south Mumbai and pretty old. This year. too MHADA has carried out the survey of these cessed buildings.

Vinod Ghosalkar, Chairman of Repair Board, MHADA said, “Of the 14,755 cessed buildings in Mumbai a total of 9,048 buildings have been surveyed till now and we have found zero dangerous building till now.”

The survey is 68% complete yet and MHADA will soon come out with appeal for residents and citizens to report to them if they find any cessed building that could be dangerous to reside in the city.

Last year the list comprised of 18 dangerous buildings. Talking about them, Ghosalkar said, that 9 of the dangerous buildings have been issued NOC for redevelopment while some are in court and for remaining buildings repairs are ongoing.

A total of 135 transit accommodations have been finalized by MHADA in Kandivali for tenants, who may have to vacate their homes during monsoon or during any untoward incident.

MHADA has also appointed agencies that will immediately rush to a spot and repair and carry out other needful requirement whenever they will receive a distress call.

The repair board has set up a helpline center in Tardeo which shall be operation 24 hours.

Apart from this the authority has also brought back 23 retired officials to help them as they are currently facing a shortage of staff.

The reason for zero dangerous buildings this year Ghosalkar says, is that in the last year, they have attended every call in regards to building repairs and action was immediately taken whenever required.

Also Read: Mumbai city’s14,500 dilapidated buildings get relief

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