WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Dec 30, 2017, 09.34 AM
Delhi chief fire officer has asked all the offices of Delhi Fire Service to carry out inspection/visit at restaurants in their respective localities, especially crowded places.
The Delhi fire service's decision comes after the massive fire at a roof-top pub in Mumbai in which 14 people lost their lives.
All offices of Delhi Fire Service have been asked to carry out inspection/visit at restaurants in their respective area, specially in crowded places: GC Mishra, Chief Fire Officer (File Pic) #Delhipic.twitter.com/LNpzLLFoul
Earlier the Chief Fire Officer had said that in National Building Code buildings with 50 plus seats must get No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the fire brigade. He said that certificates were issued to only 400 eateries so far.
Won't comment on no. of eateries,there maybe 5000+ but in National Building Code only buildings w/50+ seats are under legal obligation to get NOC from fire brigade. We were referred diff cases out of which we gave fire safety certificates to 400 eateries-Chief Fire Officer #Delhipic.twitter.com/0SbGo0kSdo
Especially in congested localities like Hauz Khas, Khan Market, GK, Rajouri, many restaurants have come up, which are say licensed for 48 seats, since seats are less than 50 they are under no legal obligation to obtain NOC from fire brigade: GC Mishra, Chief Fire Officer #Delhipic.twitter.com/tUk82dC5pI