'Online issuance of fire license has helped in ease of doing business'

The introduction of online issuance of fire license by the state government as a part of ease of doing business has helped the industrialists in a big way, said Arnab Roy, Principal Secretary to the Department of Fire & Emergency Services & Environment.
He was speaking at the 11th Safety Symposium & Exposition organised by CII here on Tuesday morning.
"This will not only lower time for getting fire licenses but will also remove the associated hassles and hardships for those setting up units here," he said.
He said that the Bengal government is not only investing
adequate funds in fire prevention but is also trying to devise a mechanism which will make sure that a foolproof safety mechanism is in place and it is periodically being checked.
Roy also informed the audience that with more and more highrises coming up in the city of Kolkata, the Bengal government has bought four hydraulic ladders, the tallest among them being 66 metre high.
Earlier, Andrew Page, Adviser to Managing Director, Tata Steel Limited, said he has "observed a refreshing change" in the safety culture in Kolkata where people are becoming more safety compliant and adherence to safety rules appears a lot greater than ever before.
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