To address the burning issue of dangerous (C1) buildings in the city, and to ensure a timely solution to mishaps resulting from dilapidated buildings collapsing every year, ex-councillor from the BJP, Prabhakar Shinde, has written to the civic chief demanding a dedicated cell for redeveloping such buildings.
He said a single window clearance system will help expedite the redevelopment proposals and other related actions related to such buildings. Shinde said a dedicated cell under the BMC building development department will instill confidence among tenants. “Besides, if any new solution is introduced, it can be examined by the cell. This will also prevent loss of lives and property,” he added.
Before the onset of monsoon this year, the BMC declared 337 buildings as C1; or unfit for habitation. On June 28, an old dangerous building collapsed, claiming 19 lives. Yet several such buildings remain occupied despite eviction notices by the BMC.
The FPJ had reported that lack of redevelopment policy, and no appropriate alternate transit accommodation forces tenants in both cessed and non-cessed buildings to risk their lives and continue to occupy dilapidated buildings.