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Residents write to CM for Chawate building redevelopment

The building has received several notices from MHADA declaring it unsafe for habitation, and tenants claim that repairs have been carried out five times.

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Residents write to CM for Chawate building redevelopment
A resident of Chawate building has said that the walls of his apartment have tilted to one side, even after repairs
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After the Hussaini building collapse in Bhendi Bazaar, in which 34 persons were killed, residents in the area staying in dilapidated buildings want urgent redevelopment. Residents of one such building which is nearly 114-year old, named Chawate Building, in Girgaum division, have written to the Chief Minister and other authorities requesting redevelopment of the building. The tenants have also alleged that the landlord isn't cooperating with them in this regard, while the landlord has blamed the tenants for the same.

The building has received several notices from MHADA declaring it unsafe for habitation, and tenants claim that repairs have been carried out five times. Residents even claim that recently MHADA came to demolish the staircase, but tenants objected as they hadn't yet received their transit accommodation.

Narendra Pisat, who stays on the ground floor of the building said, "We wrote the letter because after seeing the condition of the building, we know we are staying in imminent danger. We have written to the CM, and other authorities asking them to either allow us to redevelop with neighbouring developments, or let MHADA redevelop the building. We do not have any problem, our aim is only to see redevelopment taking place."

There are a total of 27 tenants, including landlords in the building. However, landlords do not stay there anymore.
"The walls of my apartment have tilted to one side. The problem still persists after the five repair works. We are looking for redevelopment and that is the solution," said Shubha Wayangankar, another resident of the building.

Pisat has further alleged that the landlord hasn't been cooperating with them for redevelopment and hence the building is stuck. To counter the allegation, Adv Surendra Yadav, representing the landlord, said, "It is otherwise.

Tenants were informed that the landlord was ready to carry out repairs and every tenants should contribute. However, they did not and are now making allegations. They are also hand in glove with a nearby developer and are behind the landlord to go with him, which isn't possible."

Tenants, meanwhile, claim they need a transit camp close to their building, and only then will they shift, as the ones far away aren't feasible.

 

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