On the eve of Diwali, 32 families of the fire brigade employees were asked to vacate their residential building at the Byculla Fire Brigade by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation ( BMC). The building was declared dilapidated and dangerous by the BMC at approximately 4.30 pm on Saturday evening. Deputy Chief Officer, PS Rahandale, said, “ Propping work was going on and some cracks developed on one of the columns.
We had to evacuate 32 families immediately to avoid any emergency situation.” Around 64 families are residing in the building and out of this, 32 have been asked to vacate, as the portion of the building these people were residing in, is unsafe.
They have been given temporary accomodation in the adjacent commanding centre building hall and the issue of giving the rooms will be decided in the meeting that will take place in the next two days.