BMC to use unoccupied buildings for migrants
BMC commissioner Praveen Pardeshi has asked officials of the building proposals department to identify newly constructed buildings in their jurisdictions which are unoccupied so that they can serve as temporary shelters for stranded labourers and for other emergencies.
Civic officials stated there were many such building in the city and the first few floors of these buildings could be used to provide shelter to labourers. With no means to travel back to their home towns, these migrants have been staying on the roads. Civic officials stated they would shift the labourers to these temporary shelters and arrange food for them. A civic official also added that in an emergency, such buildings could be used to provide isolation facilities for affected slum pockets.