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876 buildings in South Mumbai dilapidated, says BMC

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has said 876 buildings in south Mumbai are dilapidated and in imminent state of collapse.

mumbai Updated: Jun 17, 2010 03:09 IST

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has said 876 buildings in south Mumbai are dilapidated and in imminent state of collapse.

A pre-monsoon survey conducted by the civic body said 876 buildings, mainly located in A, B and C wards are in dilapidated state.

Besides being privately owned, the buildings belong to Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority, and the BMC.

Wards like A, B and C have four to six storeyed buildings constructed 100-125 years ago, the survey said.

"Roads and lanes are narrow, sewage and garbage disposal systems have completely collapsed leading to unhygienic conditions. Existing structures act as a death trap, in case of tragic accidents, like fire," the survey said.