Ghatkopar building collapse case: Fadnavis promises to start redevelopment process within 10 days
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has assured the residents of the Ghatkopar building that he would ask the BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta to begin the redevelopment process of the structure within eight to ten days. The state government will extend all the possible help to the affected families.
The government has already announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs 5 lakh for families of the deceased and Rs 1 lakh for those who have suffered permanent damage. Fadnavis also promised them alternate accommodation within 24 hours and instructed housing minister Prakash Mehta to do the needful.
The residents met Fadnavis at Vidhan Bhavan on Thursday to seek temporary accommodation as well as expediting the process of redevelopment. They have demanded that Shiv Sena worker Sunil Shitap, owner of the ground-floor nursing home who is accused of tampering with columns and beams that caused the building crash, should be booked for murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. Residents have also demanded that Shitap be expelled from the society.