A few eateries and bars in Delhi are abusing fire security standards and “putting the lives of honest individuals in peril”, as indicated by Dr G C Misra, executive of Delhi Fire Services. Of the 55-odd eateries and bars in Hauz Khas Village, just three have fire leeway testaments. The rest of the 52 had “abused escape clauses” in the flame wellbeing rules, said Misra.
He said according to the standards, eateries with more than 50 seats needed to get a flame testament. Be that as it may, large portions of them abused this guideline by indicating fashioned records to demonstrate they had just 50 or less seats, said Misra. “They are duping with fake archives they are putting the lives of blameless individuals in risk by trading off with flame security standards,” he said.
Mishra said it was unthinkable for a flame delicate to enter certain eateries if an untoward occurrence happened amid surge hour. “Absence of space and restricted paths are additionally real obstacles for the flame office amid any salvage operation. A flame motor can’t take a U-turn in the wake of going inside Hauz Khas town. The best way to turn out is to invert and now they can’t enter Hauz Khas town,” included Misra.
Clarifying how eateries and bars escape with the infringement, a source clarified, “A year ago, the flame office, alongside the authorities of the urban office and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, had led a flame review overview. Be that as it may, the greater part of the eateries created archives to show they have just 40-48 seats in their restaurants and more than 50 individuals never accumulated in their premises.”
Hours after a flame in Hauz Khas town asserted an existence Wednesday, Delhi Police kept in touch with the AAP government, asking for corrections to the Delhi Fire Service Rules keeping in mind the end goal to increment administrative control and anticipate such incidents. Police have particularly specified the irregularities in the reports presented by eateries in Khan Market, Hauz Khas town and Greater Kailash, said sources.
“The proprietors of these eateries and eating houses have an exceptionally unusual contention… that according to Delhi Fire Service Rules, any premises which has beneath 50 seats/table spreads is not required to acquire a NOC from the flame division,” expressed the letter. “To change the framework, one individual opens three unique eateries on three stories, however in one premises/building, and by adhering to the underneath 50 seating rules, he/she can get rid of the fire NOC. That is a typical variable in all the real market regions.
If there should arise an occurrence of any flame mishap/episode, it will be incomprehensible for the flame administration to get to and control the flame,” it included. Looking for changes in flame administration rules, Delhi Police expressed in the letter, “Existing guidelines don’t predict or take into account the flame security necessity.
It will be important to propose a change in the Delhi Fire Service Rule with the goal that it is made obligatory, paying little mind to the quantity of seats, to have fire wellbeing and putting out fires hardware set up. Drills can be led once at regular intervals so that each individual included knows about what is required to be done in an emergency.” “Changes in the DFS guidelines is the initial step required or else a catastrophe is holding up to happen and no habitual pettiness will spare/keep any incident,” expressed the letter.