MUMBAI: Mayor Kishori Pednekar directed ward officials to issue notices twice a month to buildings identified as old and dilapidated by BMC.

Pednekar on Monday held a review meeting following recent house collapses, including Mishra building in Nagpada. Pednekar told officials to cut off electricity and water supply to buildings where lives of residents are at risk.

This, she said was necessary, so BMC has records of having warned residents about the precarious condition of the building and danger to their lives. BMC has repeatedly faced flak for not doing enough to warn residents to vacate such buildings.

She urged civic officials to consider proposals of redevelopment where landlords and tenants have come together. If hurdles are being created by the landlord or developer, Pednekar said officials must book them under the stringent Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act.

There are 432 old and dilapidated buildings (c-1) across the city. Surprisingly most are in H(W ) ward, which is Bandra (West) and in T ward (Mulund). In both wards, around 50 buildings are on the list on BMC’s portal.

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