MUMBAI: Mhada will build ready to move in, prefabricated homes for residents of Taliye village near Mahad whose homes were swept away in floods and landslides last week. Housing minister Jitendra Awhad said Mhada will order the pre-fab homes and then send them to Taliye village in the next few weeks.

Awhad said the homes will be built using the Pre-Engineered Building (PEB) technology and as many as 100 homes are expected to be ready in the next few weeks. “The entire cost will be borne by Mhada as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). They will be weather-proof homes,” he added.

“Mhada will take up complete responsibility for rebuilding and resettlement of Taliye village in Mahad taluka of Raigad district. CM Uddhav Thackeray and NCP Chief Sharad Pawar have given this task to me. The prefab homes will be fitted with all the appliances and basic amenities. These homes will be able to tackle the rains too,” Awhad said. Officials said the homes will be manufactured in Bhuj and then transported to Raigad.

Officials said PEB are engineered at a factory and assembled at site. Usually PEBs are steel structures. Built-up sections are fabricated at the factory to exact size, transported and assembled at site with bolted connections. This type of structural concept is generally used to build industrial buildings, Metro stations and warehouses. — Chaitanya Marpakwar

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