Inspection begins in areas famous for coaching centres
New Delhi: In the wake of Surat coaching centre inferno, the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) on Monday said that they have started the inspection of coaching centres in the city. Whether the coaching centres are following fire safety norms will be under the scanner of fire services.
Chief Fire Officer (DFS) Atul Garg told Millennium Post that in the four areas identified as Kalu Sarai, Karol Bagh, Laxmi Nagar and Mukherjee Nagar they have sent their teams. "A meeting was held among senior fire officials in which we decided to start the inspection. Four teams were formed for the purpose," said Garg adding that at the first inspection being conducted on those coaching centres which are situated in high rise buildings.
A DFS official said that they will also prepare a report in this regard. They have started a drive to thoroughly check the premises for fire safety. They will also write to the Delhi government if negligence found, added the official. The areas where inspection has begun are the hub of various coaching centres. The DFS data claimed that in the year 2017 around 1,883 buildings were given fire NOCs whereas, 2,618 different types of structures including residential, educational buildings got no objection certificates in 2018.
According to Delhi Fire Services (DFS) website, the national capital with its ever-increasing population in far-flung colonies and crowded localities and unplanned growth has always been a city with heavy fire risk.