Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Junagadh Saurastra City News - Junagadh Municipal Corporation

Civic body identifies 30 old buildings as ‘dangerous’.

The Junagadh Municipal Corporation (JMC) has started taking action after conducting a drive to identify old structures that pose a threat to life.

Several notices have now been sent to the owners of these old structures in the old city areas.

In June 5, the decades old Liberty Talkies building had collapsed, killing two passers-by. Following this, a survey to identify old structures was conducted in 17 wards. Nearly 30 buildings have now been identified as ‘likely to prove dangerous’.

Municipal Commissioner R M Sharma said: “Around 30 notices have been served to the concerned persons, asking them to either repair the old buildings or face action. They have been given 10 days time, failing which appropriate action will be initiated.

According to Sharma, the notices have been served under Section 264 of the Bombay Provincial Municipal Corporation (BPMC) Act.

Apart from JMC officials, councilors of the ruling BJP and the Opposition Congress have demanded immediate action.

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