Thane’s Monsoon Preparations: Over 4,000 Buildings Deemed Unsafe, Residents Urged to Vacate

Thane, 28th May 2024: As part of its monsoon preparedness efforts, the civic body in Thane, Maharashtra, announced on Tuesday that it has identified over 4,000 buildings in the city that are deemed dangerous and dilapidated. Residents of some of these structures have been urged to vacate their homes to ensure their safety.

The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has compiled a list of 4,297 hazardous buildings located across various wards in the city, according to an official statement.

Among the wards, Mumbra leads with the highest count of 1,340 dangerous buildings, followed by Wagle Estate with 1,101, Diwa with 654, and Kopri-Naupada with 433, as confirmed by TMC spokesperson Ravindra Manjrekar.

Of these structures, 86 fall under the C-1 category, indicating that they are deemed unsafe and unfit for habitation, necessitating immediate evacuation and demolition. As of now, 21 buildings have already been vacated, Manjrekar added.

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, during recent reviews, instructed municipal authorities to expedite the evacuation and relocation process for occupants residing in hazardous structures ahead of the impending monsoon season.