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The funds meant for such building repairs are set aside but most of these are never utilised, said Prabhu While the recent collapse has left the BMC red-facedit has brought under the scanner years of delay in implementing crucial policies for the safety of those living in dilapidated buildingsproposals stuck in red tapeinaction and indecision by civic officials An expert panel of structural engineers formed to audit dilapidated structures has been defunct since 2006 Following the Laxmi Chhaya building collapse in Borivaliwhich claimed 29 lives and injured 17the panel was formed to audit dilapidated structures In the last few yearshoweverit has passed the onus of structural audits on housing societies or owners of rickety structures Following the collapse on Fridaythe civic administration quickly stated that it will revitalise the panel to ensure that the structural audits are conducted for dilapidated buildings After the privately-owned Aftab Manzil collapsed in Junethe BMC had promised to ensure a structural audit of all dilapidated buildings and evict the residents Three months onthe BMC allowed more than 94 people to live in the dilapidated Babu Genu building in Mazgaon In Junecivic chief Sitaram Kunte had directed a structural audit for all dilapidated buildings On June 13he set a one-month deadline for housing societies to get an audit done if their buildings were older than 30 years According to the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Actwhile it is mandatory for residents to carry out structural audits of their buildingsno provisions for penalties have been made in case of non-compliance Despite the spate of collapses in the last four monthsonly 198 of 35079 buildings over 30 years old have complied with the BMCs directive and submitted their audit reports The civic administration has been blaming private societies for failing to conduct structural audits but it has yet not completed structural audits of 3000-odd civic buildings While delays in implementing repairs and rehabilitation of residents of dilapidated buildings is one lacunathe credibility of structural audits and surveys of dilapidated buildings is another Typicallythe civic administration classifies dilapidated buildings under C-1C-2 and C-3 categories but absence of parameters results in officials arbitrarily and wrongly categorising buildings In 2006the corporation sought the help of structural engineers from IIT Bombay to evaluate the levels of dilapidation Thus came about the C1,C2, which meant it needed urgent repairs.

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