20 private schools in Ggn operate without fire NOC
Gurugram: In an alarming figure that puts a serious question mark over the safety of school children over 20 private schools in Gurugram are functioning without the NOC from the fire department.
The information has been revealed from the survey conducted by the fire department. The information cites that most of these Private schools are prominent schools in the schools in the city. The fire officials have cited that while most of the schools have not applied for the renewal of the license, there are also certain schools whose license were rejected due to inadequate fire safety systems.
Sources in the fire department have cited that lack of action by the authorities is resulting in most of the establishments including schools in the city getting away and not renewing their fire safety licenses. Besides the Private schools, there are certain Government establishments including the city's civil hospital that does not have a fire safety clearance certificate.
For safety precautions, the city fire department has already started issuing notices to various establishments that are functioning without the fire safety clearance. Recently over 200 buildings that are over 15 metres in height were served notices by the Gurugram Fire department for not renewing their NOC on fire safety."With summers resulting in a lot of fire incidents in the city, the fire department does not want to take any chances. We are serving a lot of establishments in the city with notices and warned them of punitive action if they do not renew their license," said a senior official from Gurugram fire department.
"As per law, major establishments in the city have to renew their licences after every year. However, many establishments in the city do not renew their licences and continue to play with the lives of the people in the city. While the fire department is expected to take action, even the residents must put pressure on these establishments," added the official.