“We haven’t received half-yearly audit reports from any residential buildings this year,” Joshi said.
Data shows that of the 1,096 high-rises inspected this year, 803 did not meet fire-safety regulations. The fire department sent non-compliance notices to 803 buildings, in response to which 215 high-rises submitted a compliance report; four societies have been prosecuted.
PS Rahangdale, deputy chief fire officer, said action would be initiated against high rises that don’t respond to notices after 120 days. “Once we get replies, we will conduct another inspection and initiate prosecution against those who flout norms,” he said.