A state-level committee is formed by public works department minister Eknath Shinde to decide the fate of dangerous buildings in Ulhasnagar. The committee is supposed to give a decision on regularisation and redevelopment of these structures in 15 days.
The dilapidated building issue in Ulhasnagar had become a concern of the city. In May, 2021 two building slab collapses had killed 12 people. Bringing the issue of dangerous buildings into limelight. Citizens from Ulhasnagar are staying in fear in the dangerous buildings.
Followed by this the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) took action against dangerous buildings by cutting its power and water supply. This also led to protests among the residents who were demanding rehabilitation.
To take up the issue on Wednesday a meeting was scheduled at Mantralaya. The discussion for regularization and redevelopment was discussed.
The committee comprises additional chief secretary (tax), principal secretary of department of urban development, Thane collector, Ulhasnagar civic chief and three town planning experts.
Shinde has asked the committee to submit a report on dangerous buildings in Ulhasnagar within 15 days. “Once the report is submitted by the committee it will be sanctioned by the cabinet immediately and a resolution shall be passed and imposed,” added Shinde.
The meeting held at Mantralaya was attended by Shrikant Shinde, Member of Parliament, Kalyan-Dombivli, Bhushan Gagarani and Mahesh Pathak, senior bureaucrat, Rajesh Narvekar, Thane collector, Raja Dayani, Municipal Commissioner, Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation, Dr. Balaji Kinikar, MLA and Kumar Aalni, MLA, Ulhasnagar and others.