June 6, 2009 4:22:22 am
In View of the accidents caused during the rains,the civic administration has started pulling down unsafe structures in the city. The first one to go down on Friday was a three-storey building in Raviwar Peth.
A press release issued by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) said that the civic body has already given public notices to remove structures that pose a danger to people. It has also assessed some unsafe structures and has given notices to the owners asking them to vacate the place. The owners are also required to submit a restoration plan to the PMC.
The PMC has further clarified that as per Section 265 of the Brihanmumbai Provincial Municipal Corporations (BPMC) Act 1949,the responsibility of restoring old structures lies with their owners.
The PMC has appealed the citizens to inform the city engineers office about any kind of old and dilapidated structures that can cause a threat to life. To inform about collapse of a structure or a part of it,people can contact: 25501000,25501331,25501312,and 25501244.
They can also inform the fire brigade officials (see box).
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