Three hundred and fifty-three originally authorised buildings in 18 wards are in danger of collapsing on account of illegal alterations,reveals data collected by BMC. Following allegations that illegal alterations in the five-storeyed Aftab Manzil in Mahim led to its collapse last month,killing 10 people,the civic body has taken up the task of compiling data on structures that may collapse,in slum and non-slum areas.
Data on all 24 wards are yet to be compiled and information from H-West and H-East (comprising Bandra,Khar,Santacruz (West and East),M-West (Chembur,Tilak Nagar),M-East (Govandi,Mankhurd),P-North (Malad) and R-South (Kandivali) is yet to be added.
According to available records,the maximum number of authorised buildings with illegal alterations (96) are in the R Central ward,which comprises Borivali (West and East),Gorai and parts of Kandivali.
The K-West ward,which includes Juhu,Vile Parle and Andheri,has 55 such buildings. R-North ward that covers Dahisar and parts of Borivali (East and West) has 38 such buildings. Data from the remaining six wards is likely drastically increase the tally.
During data compilation,the civic body also found 21 unauthorised buildings constructed by registered builders in non-slum areas. Nine of these were in K-West ward alone and another six in the T ward (Mulund). A total of 74 unauthorised multi-storeyed structures in non-slum and slum areas have been identified as in danger of collapsing.
Further,BMC has found 143 unauthorised structures in slum areas that are on the verge of collapse. Most structures are located in the L ward,which includes the Kurla.