In a recent verdict by the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, all the high-rise buildings that are not protected with fire safety equipment will fall into trouble.
According to the report published in Times of India, the Court asked Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) to take action against over 2,358 high-rise buildings, who fail to have mandatory fire safety equipment.
The court in the jurisdiction of Justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Arun Upadhye asked NMC to finalize the formalities under eight weeks.
The judgment was taken after hearing a suo motu PIL on media report which highlights 2,358 high-rise buildings in the city. The buildings which failed to obtain certificates from the city's fire department even after over two and a half decades were included in the list.
The report highlights the NMC Fire Department's record which reveals that in 1989, only three buildings were granted occupancy certificates out of 70. However, mocking the rules, remaining 67 builders neither applied and nor obtained it.
Although, according to the recent verdict MSEDCL and SNDL were prohibited from granting power connections to any building who fails to produce an occupancy certificate.
As per the report, between 1990 and 2014, only 432 of 2,790 structures were found to have installed fire safety equipment and were also granted occupancy certificates. Others who hesitated to apply for occupancy certificate, was because they failed to install the required fire safety equipment.
Information Source: Times Of India
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