Fire officials visit Arpit Palace hotel
New Delhi: The team of Delhi Fire Services (DFS) on Wednesday visited the Arpit Palace hotel to ascertain whether the fire apparatus present in the hotels were working or not. Meanwhile, the team of Crime Branch was also present at the spot for investigation.
Chief Fire Officer (DFS) Atul Garg confirmed that the team was sent to examine the hotel's fire safety measures. The team after inspecting the hotel is compiling the report.
Sources claimed that several other agencies also inspected the area and other hotels around it. Around 4.35 AM the DFS got the information regarding fire and rushed to site to douse the massive fire.
As the incident took place in the morning, people inside the hotel were sleeping. "When the DFS teams entered the hotel it was filled with smoke because the pathways including windows were closed," said Garg.
He added that the place is equipped with fire NOC and fire extinguishers were also there. Since 2017, as many as 4,500 buildings in the National Capital have been issued no objection certificates from Delhi Fire Services (DFS). The DFS data accessed by Millennium Post claimed that in the year 2017 around 1,883 buildings were given fire NOC whereas in the current year 2,618 different types of structures have been issued NOC.
The Crime Branch team under DCP (crime) Rajesh Deo will be investigating the case. "Yesterday our team visited the place of incident," said Deo.