Mumbai : Following notices sent to structures flouting fire safety norms, the fire brigade has started inspecting properties around the city to check if the compliance has been done. The fire department inspected 507 residential and commercial buildings, malls and hotels between July and September.
From structures that were inspected, the fire brigade has sent notices to 308 buildings.
Besides, it was found that only 73 have adhered to the norms and the cases of 278 buildings are still within the period stipulated for compliance.
Besides, the legal action has been initiated against three buildings – Kenil Worth Mall in Bandra,
Pramukh Plaza on Andheri-Kurla Road and Parekh Market at Opera House.
After a spate of fire incident in the city – Bata Shoe Store at Gala Commercial, KFC Mall in Bandra, Palm Springs building in Malad and Surana Nursing Home in Chember – electric and water connections were disconnected of several buildings that had non-operational fire safety apparatus. The connection was restored after the buildings adhered to the norms.