Pune: District collector Saurabh Rao has instructed the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and other municipal councils in the district to bring down the dilapidated buildings, which pose a risk to human lives during the monsoon. He asked the officials to undertake a survey of such structures and send its report immediately to the district administration.
Rao chaired a meeting to review the disaster management and flood control related preparations in the district on Monday. The officials from PMC, PCMC, Pune Zilla Parishad, police department, MSEDCL and telephone department were present. Resident deputy collector Suresh Jadhav was also present.
Recalling the building collapse incidents in Mumbra, Thane and Mumbai in the recent past, Rao pointed out that the district administration wants to ensure that no such incident takes place in Pune during the monsoon. He said that the municipal bodies should raze the dilapidated structures and ensure that there is no loss of life during the rainy season.
The collector said that if at all any court case is going on, it was the duty of the local body to bring the potential danger to the notice of the court before any untoward incident takes place.
RDC Suresh Jadhav made it clear that despite instructions if any incident takes place, the department head and the commissioner would be held responsible for callousness and action would be taken against them.