BMC forms a safety panel for buildings

By Accommodation Times News Service

Brihan Municipal Corporation has decide to form a ‘’ standard technical advisory committee’’ (STAC) to monitor building safety in a very scientific manner. The committee formed will function on the lines of the civics’ body STAC for roads and plays crucial rile in identifying the nature of dangerous categories for the dilapidated buildings.

Sitaram Kunthe, the municipal commissioner, announced in the meeting , that the move has come out of various observations and looking at the condition of the dilapidated buildings , there will be category’s C1 (dilapidated and in need of urgent demolition), C2 ( dangerous part of buildings needs to be demolished and repaired) and C2A (those in need of urgent repairs). The categories will help in to put STAC place a scientific method for classifying the buildings.

Kunte said, the committee will comprise experts from VJTI, IIT, two structural consultants, chief engineer (development plan), chief engineer (planning and design) and officials from Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Authority and public works’ department, under the chairmanship of a retired HC judge. It will hear grievances, will be instrumental in issuing structural stability certificates and handle other related issues regarding repairs, restoration and eviction of C1, C2 and C3 category buildings.

“It will be the director’s responsibility to ensure that the proposal for repairs to the buildings is not unduly delayed. S/he should regularly renew utilization of funds earmarked for repairs to various civic buildings,” said the official. S/he should submit minutes of the meeting, along with the action taken report, to additional civic commissioner (western suburbs) and the civic chief every month.

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