• Rajasthan

    Cong 98
    BJP 74
    RLM 3
    OTH 24
  • Madhya Pradesh

    Cong 111
    BJP 110
    BSP 2
    OTH 7
  • Chhattisgarh

    Cong 67
    BJP 17
    JCC 6
    OTH 0
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 95
    TDP-Cong 21
    BJP 1
    OTH 2
  • Mizoram

    MNF 26
    Cong 5
    BJP 1
    OTH 8

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Dilapidated buildings: Devendra Fadnavis says to amend redevelopment laws

By: | Published: September 8, 2017 11:54 PM

In the backdrop of the Bhendi Bazaar building collapse that killed 34 people, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said the state is planning to make some amendments to the redevelopment laws to prevent such mishaps in the future.

Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra, Maharashtra Chief Minister, Bhendi Bazaar, redevelopment laws, Dilapidated buildingsMaharashtra’s CM Devendra Fadnavis (Reuters)

In the backdrop of the Bhendi Bazaar building collapse that killed 34 people, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said the state is planning to make some amendments to the redevelopment laws to prevent such mishaps in the future. He said if a structure is declared dilapidated and if 51 per cent of its tenants have vacated the premises, the rest will be moved out forcefully after making arrangements for their rehabilitation. On August 31, 117-year-old Husaini building in the Bhendi Bazaar area of south Mumbai crashed, killing 34 people, including a 20-day-old baby. The tragedy occurred after two days of heavy rains that had many areas in the megapolis under the water and slush. “Every year authorities like the BMC and Mhada issue notices to tenants of structures declared as dilapidated and dangerous to live in. In the recent case, while a few tenants had already vacated the building some did not, leading to the tragedy,” he said.

Fadnavis said his government is planning some amendments to the laws to forcefully evict tenants of dilapidated buildings. “If a structure is declared dilapidated and if 51 per cent of the tenants have vacated the premises, then we will forcefully evict the remaining tenants after making arrangements for their rehabilitation,” he asserted.

Fadnavis recently said his government had decided to include a special provision in the development control rules (DCR) for redevelopment of dilapidated buildings in the city and suburbs. He had also said the co-operation department had decided to give deemed conveyance to societies that did not have occupancy certificates so that they could benefit from the redevelopment schemes, which currently they could not as their redevelopment was stuck.

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