Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is under pressure from Congress MLAs/MPs to expedite the process of issuing deemed conveyance to 20,000 buildings across the city to facilitate their redevelopment and avoid more mishaps.
The Mumbai North constituency,where a building collapse on Saturday morning killed seven,has 4,000 societies awaiting deemed conveyance. Of these,almost 55 buildings have been tagged as dangerous. Mumbai North (MP) Sanjay Nirupam said,The CM should take the initiative to expedite the process to pave the way for redevelopment. Old structures cannot be pulled down even after being vacated because of differences between societies and developers.
BMC commissioner Sitaram Kunte said,The civic authority will have to carry out demolitions strictly to save the human lives.
Saturdays mishap could have been averted if BMC had carried out the demolition of the building ,which was vacated three years ago. Ideally,it should have been pulled down and redeveloped. Despite the governments intervention,the process of deemed conveyance gets delayed due to reluctance on the developers part, Nirupam said.