32 families asked to vacate Byculla buidling on Diwali eve

Published: Nov 03, 2013, 06:56 IST | A Correspondent |

Fire brigade employees vacate premises after BMC declares building unsafe

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.

Family members of Mumbai Fire Brigade officials sit outside the compound after staff quarters was declared unsafe. Pic/Shadab Khan 

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.

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK