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Mumbai: Ghatkopar building collapse report delayed further


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Mumbai: The civic commissioner has formed a three-member committee comprising additional municipal commissioner (AMC), deputy municipal commissioner and chief engineer to conduct probe regarding the Ghatkopar building collapse mishap, which killed 17 people and left many injured. Moreover, all the 15 families have been left homeless. The committee was asked to submit reports within 15 days. However, the three-member committee will take another 10 days extension from Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta to complete the probe.

Vijay Singal, AMC of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) stated, “On Friday we undertook a marathon meeting comprising one and half hour with the appointed consultant and other civic officers appointed by civic chief, and it was found out that more analysis is required. So, the victim’s statement, CCTV footage recovered and the structural audit of the building material which would be done by the appointed consultant do not vary with each other. These three aspects should corroborate with each other.”

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He further added, “Time extension is required because aspects like soil bearing capacity, concrete strength, beams and column strength is being analysed which takes a lot of time. Simulation of beams to optimise life of the structure is being investigated. Therefore, we have appealed for more ten days’ time for submitting the reports to civic chief.” The appointed consultant collected samples of the building collapse to for detailed repor. AMC Singal also mentioned that after the accident in eastern suburb till date around 100 commercial illegal structures were demolished.