Highrises violating fire safety norms to lose OC

Highrises violating fire safety norms to lose OC

All the high-rise buildings that do not comply with fire safety norms will lose their occupancy certificates (OCs).

The decision was taken during the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) special council meeting on Tuesday.

Palike Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said the OCs of the high-rise buildings that have not followed the fire safety norms will be withdrawn.

M K Gunashekar, former standing committee chairman of tax and finance raised the issue. He said that more than 50% of the high-rise buildings have not followed the fire safety norms.

"This will pose a threat to the building in case of any mishap. It is necessary that the BBMP take strict actions and this is the reason for the decision," said Gunashekar.

There has to be one fire station for every two kilometres, which is not the case in the city. The commissioner has requested the corporators to reserve particular space where the fire personnel can keep their equipment, he added.

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