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Fire safety in residential areas, highrises ‘ignored’

india Updated: May 31, 2011 01:51 IST
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At least 400 high-rises and residential colonies are under the MCG’s scanner for not renewing no-objection certificates (NOC) from the fire department. The MCG will send notices to the building owners and fire consultants, and they may be blacklisted as well.

"The societies, developers and consultants concerned must upgrade their fire safety system as per the National Building Code (NBC) within 15 days of receiving the notice," said fire officer IS Kashyap. "Or else they will be charged under law.” MCG officials also met RWA members and developers on Monday.

“Our team will inspect the buildings and conduct a door-to-door survey. We will take feedback from residents before renewing or allotting a new NOC," said Kashyap.

RWAs also complained of inadequate fire-fighting systems in their condominiums. The MCG has asked developers to upgrade systems immediately.