Only 1,540 hotel cum guest houses in Delhi have NOC
New Delhi: Only 1,540 hotels cum guest houses in Delhi have a fire no objection certificate (NOC), claimed the data of Delhi Fire Services (DFS). Since 2017, as many as 4,500 buildings in the National Capital have been issued no objection certificates from 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, 2618 different types of structures have been issued NOC.
Last year, DFS received 19,083 calls till October regarding different incidents including fire, house collapse, sewer deaths and road accidents, which claimed 178 lives and 1,012 were seriously injured. They also received over 29,000 calls regarding different incidents, wherein 1,767 persons were injured and 318 died. In many fire-related cases, the building where the incident took place had no NOC.
As per the DFS website, the national capital with its ever-increasing population in far-flung colonies, crowded localities and unplanned growth has always been a city with heavy fire risk. The risk has now been further increased with the expansion of industries and construction of high-rise buildings in the National Capital Territory of Delhi.