Self-audit fire safety measures, face stern action for violations: BMC chief tells hoteliers
The BMC on Tuesday issued a stern warning to all city hoteliers and asked them to carry out a ‘self-audit’ of fire safety measures in their restaurants. The warning comes days after the Kamala Mills tragedy and in the backdrop of the recent fires plaguing the city.
BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta has stated that there would be zero tolerance against violations of fire safety norms and defaulters would face dire consequences.
A meeting of Indian Hotel and Resturant Association (AHAR) and Mehta was convened yesterday where AHAR assured the BMC chief that the restaurants would engage private auditors and would conduct auditing of safety measures at their premises.
AHAR, meanwhile, issued a circular on fire safety norms to 8,000 of its members across the city. The association of hoteliers has circulated a 14-point circular to restaurateurs educating them about necessary fire safety measures to avoid untoward incidents.