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4 families of Rahim Manzil moved to a transit camp

mumbai Updated: Mar 19, 2011 01:28 IST
Sujit Mahamulkar
Sujit Mahamulkar
Hindustan Times
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A day after the four-storeyed Rahim Manzil collapsed in Pydhonie, four affected families were shifted to the Dharavi transit camp on Friday.

“Four families who lost their homes in the collapse have been shifted to a transit camp. Our priority is to help the affected families,” said DP Shirwalkar, executive engineer, Mhada.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada) surveyed other dilapidated buildings on Papu Khade Marg, where Rahim Manzil located, and found six buildings in danger of collapsing.

Rahim Manzil, built before 1940, was in a seriously dilapidated condition and came crashing down at 1 am on Thursday after the load bearing walls on the first floor developed cracks. Four families living in the building had been preparing to vacate the unsafe building.

According to the Mhada report, a 20 ft x 16 ft portion at the front of the building collapsed, while the rear portion of the building is still standing. Apart from lives, the estimated loss has been pegged at more than Rs 20 lakh.

The Mhada survey has also revealed that the other six buildings, including two to the left and right of Rahim Manzil are in an extremely dangerous condition and need to be vacate immediately to avert another tragedy.

“We have offered tenants of two buildings next to Rahim Manzil to shift to the Mhada transit camp. We have reserved 20 rooms for these families,” said a Mhada official on the condition of anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to media.