- Sreesanth, Jiju Janardhan lived in independently booked rooms: Cops
- India to convey concerns over Ladakh incursion to Chinese Premier
- IPL 2013 LIVE SCORE: Maxwell falls early in stiff run-chase
- Narendra Modi: India losing sheen as agricultural nation
- Rajapaksa slams Tamil diaspora for lack of support in reconciliation process
The number of dilapidated government buildings in the city has risen from 243 last year to 363 this year, as per data available with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The number includes 238 cessed MHADA buildings and 125 BMC-owned buildings. In addition to these, 568 private buildings across Mumbai have also been tagged dangerous by the civic body.
Chief engineer (planning and development) Rajiv Kuknur said residents do not vacate their buildings during monsoon despite notices. The city has already seen six instances of wall collapses and one building collapse this season. "Last year, we tried forceful eviction from these buildings by cutting off electricity and water supply. Yet the residents refused to move since the transit accommodations were in places such as Sion and Mankhurd, which are far from their original residences," said Kuknur.
L ward, which includes the suburb of Kurla, tops the list of dangerous buildings at 94, followed by B ward (Bhendi Bazaar) at 91 and D ward (Grant road, Nana Chowk) at 52.
E ward, which includes Byculla and Mazgaon areas, have the highest number of dilapidated BMC buildings at 26 in Kanjarwada and Tadwadi areas, which have quarters for conservancy workers.
With 44 cessed buildings, B ward tops the list of most number of cessed buildings. L ward has 89 private buildings that are tagged dangerous.
- Destitute, orphan students outclass rest in Andhra Class 10 exams
- To re-energise ties, PM wants to visit US, waits for confirmation
- NIA court says no terror link, frees 'Hizbul militant' Liyaqat on bail
- CBI arrests its coal allotments investigator on bribery charge
- ‘Cricketer-bookie Amit may have used Jiju to reach Sree’
- BCCI chief N Srinivasan says police must prove spot-fixing allegations