Mumbai : Babu Genu building at Mazgoan, in which 61 BMC workers and their relatives died when it crashed two months ago. On September 27, the day when the four-storey building turned into rubble, top officials from BMC had promised that technical report and also enquiry report of BMC officials would be submitted within one month. Unavailability of a Veer Jijamata Technical Institute (VJTI) professor, was the reason given by the BMC officials for the delay in filing the technical report.
Laxman Vhatkar, chief engineer of storm water management (SWM) on Tuesday while talking to FPJ said, “The technical reports are been delayed by the officials of VJTI, as the person working on it is on leave for last few days. By the end of this week he will resume office after which the report is expected”.
Soon after the building collapsed in which 61 BMC workers and their relatives died and 32 people were injured, top BMC officials had declared two committees to probe the matter.
The first committee, under the chairmanship by Vhatkar, was assigned to find out the technical reason of the crash. While the second committee headed by two additional commissioners, Rajiv Jalota and Mohan Adtani, were assigned to conduct departmental enquiry against the concerned officers.
A day after the incident, samples from the crash site were sent to the VJTI for technical investigation and its report was supposed to be presented within one month. The top officials also promised that the report of official enquiry will be submitted within one month.
However, Adtani’s visit to South Africa for BRICS conference for next three days will further delay the report.
Meanwhile, Jalota explaining about the delay had told FPJ that it took one month for BMC officials to collect the relevant document of building. A few weeks later Adtani said that, “We are in a process of preparing a questionnaire, due to which it is delayed”.