When it comes to following fire safety standards, the state paints a dismal picture.
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A report suggested to the BBMP that 40 per cent of the occupants/employees of each block of the market should get trained in fire prevention and fire fighting.
The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday pulled up the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad for ignoring fire safety measures in KR Market.
As per norms, two fire protection systems must be ensured in buildings - a fire detection/ alarm system and a fire suppression system.
The court has listed the matter for further hearing on July 18.
Storage of inflammable material will not be allowed on the rooftops and kitchen will also not be allowed on rooftops or basements.
Despite six small-scale industries, four film theatres, 37 schools, eight colleges, Mutyalampalem power plant, AP High Court and other prominant offices, the area lacks a fire station.
This, calls for GHMC to take immediate measures to ensure compliance to fire safety norms.
Hotels and lodges in the city, in a majority of cases, do not have a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Fire Department.
However, despite applying for NOC, they were not given the same.
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Satyendar Jain, who visited the accident spot, told reporters that he has also directed the fire department to inspect buildings which are five floors or more and submit a report on their fire safety.
Around 70 per cent of buildings in India's financial capital do not comply with minimum fore safety standards.
The bench observed that restaurants with sitting capacity of over 50 needed fire clearance and there was a tendency to keep the official capacity below 50 to avoid this clearance.