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COVID-19: 11 SRA buildings to turn into quarantine centres

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Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Considering the daily rise in

COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) has handed over 11 building to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation for setting up quarantine centres, an official said on Tuesday.

At least 11 SRA buildings, with 2080 rooms, will be used as quarantine facilities, the SRA official said.

These building are located in both western and eastern wards of the BMC, he added.

The SRA was working on a war-footing for the last 20 days in coordination with various developers to hand over these buildings to the civic body, chief executive officer of SRA Deepak Kapoor said.

"The SRA has so far handed over 11 new buildings in various suburban areas to the BMC," the official said, adding that more such structures will also be made available as and when the need arises during the pandemic.

Apart from this, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), on Monday handed over a 1,000- bed COVID-19 hospital to the civic body.

The BMC is also in the process of setting up COVID-19 care facilities at NSCI in Worli, Goregaon-based NESCO exhibition centre, Mahalaxmi Race Course and some other locations.

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First Published: Tue, May 19 2020. 15:04 IST