Ghatkopar building collapse: Families get temporary homes in Bhandup
The building collapsed on July 25, claiming 17 lives. The inquiry indicted Sunil Shitap for allegedly making illegal alterations to his ground floor nursing home, causing structural damage.mumbai Updated: Sep 08, 2017 10:27 IST
Six weeks after their building -- Siddhi Sai -- in Ghatkopar collapsed, 11 families have been given temporary accommodation at a slum rehabilitation project in Bhandup.
The state government on Thursday passed an order for temporary allotment of 269-sq ft flats to the families.
The building collapsed on July 25, claiming 17 lives. The inquiry indicted Sunil Shitap for allegedly making illegal alterations to his ground floor nursing home, causing structural damage.
Shitap, a local Shiv Sena leader, was arrested under various sections of Indian Penal Code.
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had promised temporary homes to the families till their building is redeveloped. “We got the order on Thursday evening. We hope they get possession in two days. Local corporator Parag Shah promised the building would be rebuilt within a year. He is ready to bear the cost of construction,” said Birendra Singh, one of the survivors.
The families were shown temporary accommodation at SRA schemes in Kurla and Ghatkopar, but they chose Bhandup project.
The order says the temporary flats have been given out for two years and the tenants will have to pay the rent.
Local MLA Ram Kadam said the tenants would get possession in two days.
First Published: Sep 08, 2017 10:26 IST