Fire NOC rules violation: JMC gives ultimatum to hotels, restaurants and high-rises
The hotels and restaurants have been asked to install fire fighting equipment within three days and obtain a Fire NOC from the JMC to avoid hefty penalties.
Jaipur: Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has given a three-day notice to restaurants, hotels and high rises in the city to ensure compliance with fight fighting regulations.
The hotels and restaurants have been asked to install fire fighting equipment within three days and obtain a Fire NOC from the JMC to avoid hefty penalties. The JMC has warned that the buildings found flouting these norms will be sealed in the coming days.
A plan has been prepared by JMC officials to take action in the matter. Once the plan is approved by the Jaipur Municipal Commissioner, it will be implemented and action would be taken against the violators, officials said.
JMC conducted an inspection of more than 35 buildings including hotels, restaurants and high-rises over the past three days. Of them, 22 buildings were found flouting the norms and didn’t have adequate fire fighting arrangements.
The Kamala Mills fire incident in Mumbai has also worried the officials as the situation in Jaipur is even worse. There are 4,000 hotels, clubs, pubs and restraurants in the city, but only 140 of them are registered with JMC. The civic body has information about nearly 15,00 these buildings.
Shipra Sharma, deputy commissioner (fire) said that almost all the buildings inspected by JMC have been found violating fire fighting regulations.
“We have plans to seal hotels, malls, restaurants and high-rises which don’t have Fire NOC. The buildings have been given a three-day ultimatum,” said Sharma.
She said that the help of concerned zonal office of JMC will be sought when preparing a list of violators and taking action against them.