Delhi fire service offices told to carry out inspection at restaurants in the Capital

The move has been specially instructed in crowded places. Photograph:( DNA )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 30, 2017, 09.34 AM (IST)

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. 

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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.

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The fire that broke out in Mumbai highlighted the vulnerability of illegal occupations. 

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had assured to take action against errant civic officials and the owners of the pub. He had also ordered safety audit of all such structures in the city. 

The police have booked a fire against the pub owners, also five officials of the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) were suspended for running out the pub in an illegal space.