Bhanushali building collapse survivors’ struggle for flats continues, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

File photo MUMBAI: Twenty-one families that survived the collapse of the Bhanushali Building still don’t have a roof over their heads despite authorities’ claims that they have all been assigned temporary accommodations. Ten people died when a part of the 80-year-old building, which was due for redevelopment, fell on July 16. As per the survivors’ […]

No takers for their flats, owners slash rents for first time, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

MUMBAI: A G Mehta never had a problem finding tenants for her flat near Andheri station. Regardless of the rent she demanded—the last time it went for Rs 32,000—the 450-sqft flat used to be snapped up quickly. The lockdown changed the whole dynamic. Struck by job losses and massive salary cuts, many tenants left the […]

BMC resumes demolition of dangerous buildings in Mumbai, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

MUMBAI: After several cases of building collapses this monsoon, the BMC has resumed its drive to vacate and demolish dilapidated buildings. The civic body had halted its crackdown on such buildings in April owing to the pandemic and lockdown. Civic officials said 443 buildings listed as dilapidated have been marked for demolition by the end […]

Western Railways declares 20 residential buildings unsafe, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

MUMBAI: The Western Railway has declared one service and twenty of its residential buildings dangerous to inhabit. According to WR, this decision has been taken according to the structural audit reports submitted by VJTI (Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute) recently. However, workers union said it is just a ruse to handover the buildings to builders through […]

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