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Thane: Heavy rains and winds due to Cyclone Tauktae wreaked havoc in most parts of the Thane district. With monsoon season that stares ahead of us and amid fears that it could likely lead to more wreckage, the Thane Municipal Commissioner Dr Vipin Sharma has ordered action against C1 categories i.e most dilapidated buildings in Thane city.

If data provided by the Thane Municipal Corporation is to be believed, Thane city had 73 buildings under C1 category i.e most dilapidated buildings. The 73 buildings includes 43 in Kopri-Naupada ward, 06 in Uthalsar, 07 in Lokmanya Nagar, 05 in Diva, 06 in Mumbra, 05 in Kalwa, and 01 in Manpada.

Sharma had instructed all the assistant municipal commissioner and executive engineers of the concerned wards to vacate and demolish the buildings before any tragedy is caused. The commissioner on Tuesday asked for the list and status of C1, C2A, C2B, and C3 category buildings in the city. The list shows around 154 buildings in the C2A category, which are dangerous and can be repaired after vacating residents. Around 2,416 under the C2B category and 1,879 under the C3 category.

Sandeep Malvi, public relations officer and Deputy municipal commissioner of TMC said, "There are a total 73 buildings in C1 category which come under most dilapidated building category. All the concerned officials from the wards are ordered to vacate the buildings and demolish it on an immediate basis."

The Municipal commissioner had also instructed to complete the ongoing road repair work. Sharma had ordered to complete the nullah cleaning work before May 31.

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