Over 1500 schools do not have fire safety measures

Over 1,500 schools out of the 3,660 in the national capital, which applied for Fire Safety Certificate, do not have prescribed fire safety measures and have been asked to rectify the shortcomings, the Government said today.

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2011, 15:09 PM IST

New Delhi: Over 1,500 schools out of the
3,660 in the national capital, which applied for Fire Safety
Certificate, do not have prescribed fire safety measures and
have been asked to rectify the shortcomings, the Government
said today.

Minister of State for Home M Ramachandran said as on
November 30, 2011 Delhi Fire Service received 3,660
applications from schools for issue of fire safety
certificate.

"2069 school buildings have complied the fire prevention
and fire safety measures and have been issued NOC/Fire Safety
Certificate," he told Lok Sabha in a written reply.

He said a total of 1591 schools have not taken prescribed
fire safety measures and they have been issued instructions to
rectify the shortcomings.

The shortcomings were found out during inspection by the
Delhi Fire Service for grant of Fire Safety Certificate, he
said.

The Minister also said owners or occupiers of educational
buildings in Delhi have been directed to obtain Fire Safety
Certificate as required under Rule 35 of the Delhi Fire
Service Act 2007 and Rules 2010.

PTI

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