WB Govt forms fire safety committee

The West Bengal govt constituted a five-member committee for fire safety measures following the devastating fire at the AMRI hospital.

Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Saturday constituted a five-member committee for fire safety measures
following the devastating fire at the AMRI hospital which
claimed 91 lives.

The committee would review fire safety measures of
hospitals, nursing homes, installations, high-rise buildings
and hotels, Fire Services minister Javed Khan said after a
meeting.

"The committee will ascertain if there are loopholes and
whether necessary licences are being obtained from the fire
services department," Khan told reporters.
"Stringent action will be taken against violators of fire
safety regulations," he said.
The committee led by D P Biswas, Additional Director
General, Fire Services will submit a daily report which would
be reviewed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee every week.
Without giving details, Khan also said that the state
was planning to outsource the licensing to an expert body.

PTI

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