Vital pre-monsoon building works resume in Maharashtra
The state government has permitted pre-monsoon work by BMC and other agencies
The Maharashtra government has issued an amendment to the lockdown notification, allowing urgent pre-monsoon works such as waterproofing and demolition of unsafe buildings.
The notification states a sub-clause has been added in the revised lockdown notification issued on 17 April 2020, under which relaxations were announced. Vital pre-monsoon work includes protection of buildings, shuttering, waterproofing, flood protection, propping and structural repairs of building, demolition of unsafe buildings, etc.
The state government has permitted pre-monsoon work by BMC and other agencies.
The work has been allowed with precautions such as wearing of masks and social distancing.
The Thane district collector has also ordered civic bodies to permit construction activities, hit by the lockdown, only with emergency pre-monsoon repairs conditionally.
However, no permission is given to new construction activity on existing sites. The order will be applicable only outside containment zones declared by municipal corporations and councils in the district.