How can People prefer to stay in houses which are very old and on the verge of falling down? A lot of people don’t vacant their house even after getting a notice from the government. Same is a case in the city of dreams Mumbai where around 16,000 buildings are declared dangerous for living after Bhendi Bazaar has collapsed.
Most dilapidated buildings in Mumbai are in Girgaum, Bhendi Bazaar, Mumbai Central, Sewri, Parel, Nagpada, Byculla. In past one decade around 3,000 houses have been repaired by their respective owners and around 10,000 houses have been repaired by Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority.
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80-year-old Sugrabai building in Bhendi Bazaar is getting repaired at the moment and is in worst condition as people are facing a lot of leakage problems during the monsoon said Shirin Khan, a resident at the Sugrabai building.
One more resident said that he does not want to leave the building as he has the fear of not getting his place back once it has been repaired as the process of redevelopment is too lengthy and takes years to complete.
minister of state for housing Ravindra Waikar has asked chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to provide tenants with 320 sq ft houses instead of 269 sq ft and also complete the dilapidated buildings work fast.