The BMC recovers cess from the eligible cessed buildings that come under the direct control of Mhada.
Mumbai: The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada), in the last 12 years, has received Rs 560 crore in repair cess from cessed buildings located in south Mumbai. The BMC recovers cess from the eligible cessed buildings that come under the direct control of Mhada.
The data also revealed that out of the total amount collected in repair cess, the BMC keeps 5 per cent as commission and deposits rest 95 per cent with Mhada exchequer.
Mhada and BMC has been at loggerheads over taking up the responsibility of illegal buildings and alterations carried out by landlords or tenants in the cessed buildings, which had resulted into many mishaps.
“Despite the Mhada and BMC collecting such huge amounts in repair cess, dangerous and dilapidated buildings continue to stand in south Mumbai. There have been several incidents of such buildings collapsing where both the agencies continue to point fingers at each other instead of taking responsibility,” said activist Anil Galgali who filed the RTI query.