BENGALURU: Although open spaces are given importance while constructing high-rise buildings, slowly that space is converted into utility area or given out for parking. This has be to curbed in the bi-annual inspection by Fire Safety Authorities, said former director of Fire and Emergency Services, BG Chengappa.
He was speaking at a fire safey workshop organised by Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday.
H S Revanna, Deputy Inspector General, State Fire and Emergency Services requested building owners to leave 6 to 8 metres of behind the buildings for ambulance and fire vehicles.
“After the Carlton Tower tragedy, High Court directed the Fire Department to check high-rise buildings once every two years and then renew their licences,” he said and added that to make the rule success there should be a combined effort from all.
Revanna lauded the efforts of the government in setting up fire stations in all taluks.