Esplanade Mansion: All suggestions followed, MHADA informs High Court

Updated: Jul 12, 2019, 07:44 IST | A Correspondent

Authority files affidavit in court, saying only netting of the entire Esplanade Mansion remains

Esplanade Mansion: All suggestions followed, MHADA informs High Court
The entire Esplanade Mansion will be covered in netting to prevent debris from falling on to the road. File pic

After implementing measures suggested by the Bombay High Court, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) filed an affidavit with all updates of safeguarding the dilapidated Esplanade Mansion on Thursday. While most of the directions have been followed, the most recent one, which involved netting of the entire building, will be completed by Friday.

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Considering the dilapidated condition of the building, the Bombay High Court had directed MHADA to evacuate people, barricade the entrance and then cordon off a portion of the road to prevent any mishap in case one of the balconies collapsed. At the last hearing held on July 5, the bench directed MHADA to cover the building with netting to ensure that the debris from falling balconies would not fall on the road.

In the affidavit filed by MHADA, they have stated that before the netting, scaffolding of the entire building has been done after which the work of covering the building with netting will be completed. The affidavit also mentioned that MHADA will provide propping to the building. The matter is expected to come up for hearing on Friday.

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