Mangaluru, Dec 17, 2014 : District Chief Fire Officer H.S. Varadarajan has said that so far only 60 high-rise buildings in the city had complied with the fire safety requirements, despite the Fire and Emergency Services officers inspecting as many as 600 high rise buildings and issuing notices to them during the last two years.
Speaking during the Home Guards Day celebrations in the city on December 16, Tuesday, Varadarajan also revealed that just 10 per cent of the high-rise buildings in the city having five or more floors have so far met the fire safety requirements.
He even stated that the government had instructed the Department to inspect all hgh-rise buildings in the aftermath of the Carlton Towers mishap in Bengaluru in 2010.
At the same time he revealed that private hospitals in the city have initiated measures towards equipping themselves with fire safety measures.
Chief Minister’s medal winning Home Guard H Narayan was honoured on the occasion.