After the fire at the Bombay House, several corporates contacted the fire brigade asking them to undertake fire safety inspection on their office premises.
In the last two weeks, officers have got calls from at least 20 corporate offices most from the vicinity of Fort, Nariman Point and Lower Parel.
“Earlier, if we wanted to carry out an inspection in these buildings, their management would not entertain us saying they had private auditors. But after the Bombay House incident, we are flooded with calls asking for our assistance,” said a senior fire brigade official on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the media. Officials did not name the companies who have asked for inspections. “Most of these commercial buildings have glazed glass and because of central air-conditioning facilities there is very little ventilation space, which makes it difficult during rescue operations,” said another official on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the media.