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MCGM TOUGHENS HOUSING SOCIETIES LAWS TO TACKLE ISSUE OF BUILDING COLLAPSES

mcgm1MCGM has framed stringent laws to pin responsibility of building collapses. New building bye-laws were approved in the state assembly. The new building bye-laws approved in the state assembly ensures that individual building owners and housing society committees will have to take responsibility for collapsed buildings. In the late 1990s, the Karun Shrivastava Committee recommended state government to make structural audits compulsory. It has at last been made a law. The housing societies older than 15 years have to conduct a structural audit of the building every five years, and after 30 years, every three years. If MCGM finds that the society is not submitting its structural audit report and fails to pay the penalty, the civic body will cut water and electricity supply to the buildings. It is a preventive measure to avoid building collapses in the city. If buildings are carrying out minor renovations, the owner will have to give details of the certified interior decorators to MCGM.

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