After the dashing Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe took over the reins of NMMC, It has come out with a list of dangerous buildings in the satellite city. It has declared 187 dangerous buildings in the list this year, which includes JN-type, B-type, C-type apartment associations constructed by CIDCO.
Of the buildings declared dangerous in 2016-17, a maximum of 61 are in Vashi. The number of dangerous buildings in the node in 2015-16 were 11 and these buildings still continue to be a part of the list even this year. The number of dangerous buildings in Belapur are 22, in Nerul 30, in Vashi 72, in Turbhe 9, in Koparkhairane 13, in Ghansoli 10, in Airoli 6, in Digha 10. Besides this, the town planning department has declared as dangerous eight JN-type buildings and seven societies in Vashi.
CIDCO constructed JN-type buildings in Vashi were declared unfit for human way back in 1997 after a survey by IIT. However, the buildings have been now certified dangerous by the civic body itself paving way for their redevelopment.
The issue of redevelopment of these buildings have been hanging in a balance for quite a few years now more so because of political reasons.
Residents of these buildings have been living in a shadow of fear for all these years. However, after Devendra Fadnavis became the chief minister in the next couple of years, he passed proposal for 2.5 FSI for such buildings paving way for their redevelopment.
Municipal commissioner Tukaram Mundhe has appealed to the residents to vacate the buildings which are required to be demolished or carry out structural repairs at the premises at the earliest, the release added.