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150 high-rises get fire safety notice for ignoring norm

india Updated: Sep 22, 2011 00:34 IST
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The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has issued notices to owners of 150 high-rise buildings, measuring 15 metre and above, under its jurisdiction, asking them to obtain no-objection certificates (NOCs) from the district fire service department within one month.

The notice has been issued under the Haryana Fire Ordinance 2009, which makes it mandatory for owners to register their buildings with the fire service department, obtain an NOC and renew it every year.

The corporation took action, after it received a letter from the department about buildings, which have not obtained NOCs so far. Besides, there are many buildings whose registrations have not been renewed, despite reminders from the department.

The corporation can take action against defaulters under sections 30 and 31 (sub-section I and II) of the Haryana Fire Ordinance Act, 2009.

According to the law, a defaulter can get a three-month imprisonment or fined Rs 1,000 per day. The owner of every such building must install all fire safety equipment in the property and obtain an NOC from the department.