in

Kolkata civic body seeks law to acquire rickety buildings for reconstruction, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

Kolkata civic body seeks law to acquire rickety buildings for reconstruction, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate
KOLKATA: In an effort to secure the lives of those staying in dilapidated buildings, Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) intends to acquire some of the high-risk structures for reconstruction.

The tenants will be given ownership rights when the new buildings come up. However, KMC will give priority to those insecure buildings where there are no recorded owners.

The proposal, prepared by the KMC buildings department, was accepted by the board of administrators on Friday. It will be sent to Nabanna for clearance. Once approved, it will be placed before the assembly to empower the civic body acquire dilapidated buildings for reconstruction.

The recent spate of building collapses across the city has prompted the KMC to take up such an initiative. As the first step, KMC executive engineers at the borough level have been asked to identify such vulnerable buildings. “We have started compiling the list,” said a KMC buildings department official.

The need for reconstruction of highly dilapidated buildings was badly felt after a section of the tenants and residents of dilapidated buildings in Burrabazar area recently sought permission for repairing of the buildings as owners couldn’t be traced.

“We tenants held an urgent meeting and agreed to repair the most vulnerable parts of our buildings to save our lives. But since we don’t enjoy the ownership status, an appeal before the KMC buildings department is still pending,” said Anil Sharaf, a resident of a dilapidated building on Rabindra Sarani.

Sharaf welcomed the civic initiative of restructuring dilapidated buildings. “If that finally happens, we shouldn’t hesitate to contribute whatever we can depending on the financial status,” he said.

The civic body is particularly looking at redeveloping dilapidated buildings in areas such as Cossipore, Chitpore, Burrabazar, Cotton Street, Pathuriaghata Street, Shyampukur, Jorasanko, MG Road, Taltala, Amherst Street, Elliot Road, Bhowanipore, Kidderpore and Lake Road, among other areas.


What do you think?

Presented by Realty Beat

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Loading…

0
Mortgage approvals in UK dip to 72,645 in September 2021, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

Mortgage approvals in UK dip to 72,645 in September 2021, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

Chandigarh administration plans to make CHB nodal agency for land pooling policy, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

Chandigarh administration plans to make CHB nodal agency for land pooling policy, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate