Stop buildings from collapsing. Lift ban on redevelopment of dilapidated buildings, Mumbai

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The Bombay High Court has refused to lift the ban on redevelopment projects in Mumbai. This is due to the BMC flouting pollution norms due to excess garbage. The Bombay High Court wants to uphold the right of its citizens to live in a pollution-free environment, which is indeed a noble cause -- but at what cost? This comes at the cost of the very lives of its citizens.

This is because the ban does not make provision for buildings that are in dire need of redevelopment. These are dilapidated buildings which are likely to collapse, if not put into redevelopment.

BMC has been extending its deadline for its waste management at the dumping grounds, meanwhile many lives will be lost, as BMC gets its act together.

This petition asks the Bombay High Court, to make an exception for buildings that are more than 30 years old, and are in a dilapidated condition. The Bombay High Court together with BMC can conduct a structural audit to establish the need for redevelopment.

I live in a building that is in a precarious condition, and after much back and forth had finalised redevelopment, the agreement was signed and sealed, and this ban came as a bolt from the blue. Since the ban we have had two minor incidents of caving in and we are worried about a serious incident. 

Signing this petition can save us countless disasters and lives. 

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/high-court-refuses-to-lift-ban-on-construction-in-city/articleshow/58522735.cms



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