BMC doesn’t want to be held responsible for collapse of buildings this monsoon
Local Press Co 5-point Snippet
1. BMC conducts an annual survey before each monsoon in order to determine the safety of infrastructure in the city. According to this year’s survey, 780 buildings in the city have been found to being at risk of collapsing due to heavy rains.
2. The data, compiled by the disaster management cell, identified 146 buildings in south Bombay, 286 buildings in the eastern suburbs and 308 buildings in the western suburbs existing in hazardous C1 category, implying that the structures are highly likely to crumble and collapse if it rains heavily.
3. Subsequently, the civic body issued notices to all the people residing in the buildings and asked them to vacate the premises before monsoon. While serving notices, officials also warned the residents that they might cut their electricity and water supply if the residents failed to action.
4. However, many of them have disregarded the directive as they are reluctant to move out of their homes. The inhabitants claim they may lose their properties because of delays in redevelopment.
5. Post the refusal of eviction, BMC has now resorted to filing affidavits in court citing that the civic body will not be responsible for any tragedy that occurs at these locations.