Rs 5 lakh relief for kin,officials to face action

Acting municipal commissioner Rajeev Jalota said on Saturday that a commission will be set up to look into building safety norms in the city.

Written by Alison Saldanha | Mumbai | Published:September 29, 2013 4:15 am

Acting municipal commissioner Rajeev Jalota said on Saturday that a commission will be set up to look into building safety norms in the city. The commission will be chaired by a retired judge and will include experts from IIT,VJTI,and structural engineers.

“We agree the (building repair) file was passed between two departments,causing a delay. The concerned officers will face suspension,” he said.

Jalota said the families of those killed in the building collapse will get Rs 5 lakh each and a job for one member of the family. “A special cell will be formed to implement this,” he said.

“After the Govind Towers collapse in 1998,the then municipal commissioner set up a building safety committee to look into structural problems and irregularities. This proposed commission will be along the same lines. Those fearing for the safety of their buildings can approach the commission,” said Jalota.

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