The officials said that the collapse may have been caused due to substandard material used during construction. According to the BMC, the structural design of the building was legal.
The civic body is currently allowing residents of the remaining portion of Aftab Mansion to collect their belongings from the houses. By erecting an artificial staircase, residents will be allowed to go to their houses to collect important material like documents and jewellery.
“Only one resident at a time will be allowed to get his/her belongings, and will be accompanied by a policeman, a fireman and a labourer,” added Adtani.
The demolition of the remaining portion, which was supposed to begin on Saturday, has been delayed till Tuesday. Once started, the building is expected to be completely demolished within three to four days. The demolition will cost the BMC Rs.12.51 lakh, which will be recovered from residents, officials said.