Tuesday 24 May 2022

 Absence of fire audit is cause for such all major city fires

JAYANTHY SUBRAMANIAM, Navi Mumbai | MAY 14, 2022, 09:17 PM IST

A fire at Delhi's Mundka metro station turned into a blazing inferno as the fire spread all over.  Absence of fire audit periodically is the cause for such a huge fire. Prevention is better than cure is applicable to fire accidents as well. The recurring infernos should also convince States that they must create scientifically designed public health facilities that meet the needs of populous cities, reversing the policy of leaving this crucial function largely to for-profit entities is a major flaw. Fire audit on high rise buildings and more so in public and other places should be done periodically to get the best feedback and minimise major fires. The State government should issue proper guidelines to high rise buildings in the city. 

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