Slow pace of fire audits of Bengaluru’s high-rises

Fire audit of high-rises going on at a snail’s pace

The fire audit of high-rises in the State is moving at a snail’s pace despite several strictures by the High Court.

In fact, Home Minister K.J. George sprung into action on Thursday reviewing fire audits of high-rises only after the High Court on September 1 issued directions to speed up the process while hearing a PIL filed by Uday Vijayan of Beyond Carlton.

It was a PIL by Uday Vijayan which led to the 2011 government order vesting the Fire Department with the power to inspect all high-rises with April 2012 deadline. The fire audit is yet to be completed. Read more…


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