100 of Mumbai buildings violates fire safety norms issued noticed by fire officers

100 of Mumbai buildings violates fire safety norms issued noticed by fire officers

By Accommodation Times News Service

In all, 114 buildings were found with fire norm violations, the commonest being unsealed electrical ducts, expired extinguishers, and non -functional equipment like sprinklers and fire alarms

n a surprise fire brigade inspection of 193 buildings in Mumbai, major fire safety norm violations were found in almost 60% of them, some of which are prime residential and commercial structures in Colaba, Marine Drive and Bandra. Compliance notices have been served on the buildings.

The drive was conducted from September 23-October 4. In all, 114 buildings were found with fire norm violations, the commonest being unsealed electrical ducts, expired extinguishers, and non -functional equipment like sprinklers and fire alarms. Also, encroachments were found in refuge areas, and additions or alterations found on and under staircases.

Notices were also issued for violations that do not appear to be very serious, but whose compliance can make a great deal of difference during emergencies.

At Viceroy Park, Kandivli (East), portable fire extinguishers were absent from crucial spots and the terrace was found locked. The same violations were noted at Rushi Heights, Goregaon (East). It seems no lessons have been learnt at Rushi, where a fire broke out on the 23rd floor in September.

Chief fire officer P Rahangdale said the fire brigade conducts regular inspections, but surprise drives are necessary. “Municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta ordered the fire brigade to conduct this drive. Therefore, 65 nominated fire officials from our inspection cell went all around the city for surprise checks. Where deficiencies were found, notices were issued under the Maharashtra Fire Prevention Act. We plan to undertake such special drives every three months,” he said.





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  1. The courts conducting trial on the societies who violate firefighting norms are weak as level of conviction is less than .05% and matters get hushed up in legal loops which does not result in any conviction.Due to this either the govt should increase level of conviction or simply scrap this law enacted in 2009 if it can’t be enforced With fast logical conclusion .

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