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Most hi-rise buildings have not complied with fire safety requirements: H.S. Varadarajan

Most hi-rise buildings have not complied with fire safety requirements: H.S. Varadarajan


Mangalore Today News Network

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.

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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.


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