When Lad said the debris would fall on the road, the bench asked Mhada to put up netting covering the entire building.
Mumbai: Does human life mean nothing, the Bombay high court on Friday asked after it was informed that the Maharashtra Housing Area Development Authority (Mhada) was yet to entirely secure the 150-year-old dilapidated Esplanade Mansion in south Mumbai.
The court was on Friday informed by Mhada lawyer that barricades have been put around the building and a separate way had been made for pedestrians to walk and for vehicular movement. The bench then sought to know if any portion hanging from the top of the building collapsed whether it would collapse on the road or inside the barricades put up.
When Lad said the debris would fall on the road, the bench asked Mhada to put up netting covering the entire building. “We want netting around the entire building. Does human life mean nothing to you (Mhada)? All this should have been done by now.”
The court suggested Mhada take assistance from those contractors who undertake work of netting of mountains and hills during the monsoon season on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway to prevent landslides. “We are not satisfied with the safety measures undertaken. We want measures that cover the building from top to bottom. Our primary concern is that in this rainy season there should be no untoward incident,” the court said.