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Shivaji Mandai to be emptied


Corporation has finally decides to vacant its dilapidated Shivaji Mandai building

SitaramMumbai: BMC has decided to vacant its Shivaji Mandai which in a dangerous condition. A notice has been issued to all the corporation offices running in difficult situation in this building. Corporation has taken this step to prevent accidents like Dockyard Road building collapse in future.

The list of dilapidated building created by corporation includes the name of this building because of the falling slabs at 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor as well as some part near staircase. Offices like License department, Toll recovery office, Solid waste Department, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board’s office, corporation’s Chief Auditor’s office and canteen are working in worst conditions.

Around 50 offices and 600 employees and visitors during working hours are on the responsibility of temporary support given to the building. According to the employees, slabs started falling since last 5 years but this year it has increased. MNS Corporator Sandeep Deshpande tried to raise voice against it and demanded to vacant the building but corporation’s Additional Commissioner Manisha Mhaiskar neglected the issue.

But in a meeting held on Friday, Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte ordered to issue the notice to vacant this building and to take action against those who fails to do so. Deputy Municipal Commissioner Zone 1, Vasant Prabhu confirmed that the name of Shivaji Mandai is in the list of buildings in critical conditions and they have received the orders from commissioner to vacant it.

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