Mumbai: If the BMC administration is unable to look for suitable plots for transit camp in their jurisdiction for the workers of Soiled Waste Management (SWM), then Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will look for it, said Manoj Kotak, group leader of BJP in BMC.

On this issue, on Thursday, Kotak, BJP leader Ashish Shelar and other party members had a meeting with additional municipal commissioner Mohan Adtani. In this meeting, BJP leaders in the city have demanded that the BMC administration should not shift the class IV employees of its Solid Waste Management department to transit camps in faraway Mahul.

BMC has started structural audit of 30 year-old BMC buildings after the Babu Genu building collapsed out of which 120 of them are housing workers of the SWM department. BMC has done structural audit of all SWM buildings and 55 buildings of them have been declared highly dangerous by BMC.

These buildings are spread across 39 locations in the city. Almost 60 to 65 workers and their families were to shift to Mahul.

BJP leader Manoj Kotak said, “It will be difficult for the workers to commute all the way from Mahul which takes more than two hours. Moreover, their kids have to change schools.

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