By Accommodation Times News Services
Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) following the recent building collapse in the region that claimed 11 lives, has directed officials to evacuate families living in structures categorised as extremely dangerous in the district. The orders are issued by TMC Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal, he called for an emergency emergency meeting with officials yesterday and directed them to evacuate residents in “extremely dangerous” buildings.
He also directed officers to take necessary action with regard to 2,500 “dangerous” residential buildings that are either in dilapidated condition or are more than 30 years old. He instructed the housing societies to carry structural audit of buildings, done by approved auditors, which have completed a life of more than 30 years. If the societies or owners fail to get it done, the corporation will levy penalty on them.
There are total 58 buildings that fall under extremely dangerous category. Of these, 38 have been evacuated, while fresh directions have been issued to get the remaining buildings vacated at the earliest.
Nearly 2,500 buildings fall under “dangerous” category and an estimated of nearly 25,000 families reside in them. The corporation will initiate necessary action like evacuation or razing against these residential buildings, he said.
At least 11 people, including four of a family, were killed and seven injured when a 50-year-old building collapsed in B Cabin area near Thane Railway Station on 4th August, before that a three-storey building collapsed in Thakurli at Kalyan, claiming nine lives.
TMC has formed a three-member committee to study into the causes of the building crash.