BrihanMumbai Municipal corporation (BMC) on Thursday served notices to owners and office bearers of Naik Nagar Building of Kurla east and told them to demolish the building on an immediate basis. BMC ON Thursday has even allowed residents to take away their belongings. BMC officers told FPJ that after two or three days BMC itself will start demolishing the remaining three wings of the Naik Nagar building.
On Monday mid night a ground plus three storey building collapsed in Naik Nagar Co-op-hsg society. 19 people have died and 14 people were injured in the incident. After evacuation of all the residents, BMC on Wednesday pulled down the remaining part of the D wing which was tilted and was in a position to collapse.
On Thursday, BMC completed its process of issuing notices to follow due process of law. According to Mahadev Shinde, Assistant Municipal commissioner, L ward Said, "We served notices to all the owners and office bearers. We had issued them demolition notice in the year 2013 and today we have again sent reminder notices to owners. Many people requested us to allow them to take away their belongings. Many people's jewelry and important documents related to education, jobs and properties were stuck in the building. We sent our laborers along with them to help."
Now, BMC will wait to see what action, office bearers of the building take to demolish the building. If they do nothing then BMC will start demolishing the remaining three wings. "We have told them through notice to demolish the remaining three wings. We have also sought permission from seniors to appoint a contractor. Once that approval is received we will not wait further and start demolition," Said Shinde.
BMC officers also said, "To avoid such incidents in Kurla are, BMC will demolish dangerous structures. We have sought police protection to remove structures."