Bengaluru: Balconies in residences can’t be closed or modified, BBMP says after hearth accident


After a 59-year-old lady and her aged mom have been trapped and killed in a fireplace that broke out inside their flat in Bengaluru Tuesday, the town civic physique, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), has issued a round to all residential complexes towards the set up of security grilles in balconies and different related unsafe practices.

Within the round, the BBMP stated that every one house advanced residents and homeowners ought to adhere to the Constructing Bye-laws 2003 and Nationwide Constructing Code of India 2016 pointers.

In line with the police, the hearth accident visuals confirmed one of many victims, Bhagyarekha, screaming for assist, however folks couldn’t assist them owing to the sealed grille within the balcony of the house at Devarachikkanahalli. The barricaded balcony additionally affected the rescue operation by the hearth officers.

BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta stated that after acquiring the Graduation Certificates (CC) and Occupancy Certificates (OC), overlaying the balcony, modifying them or having further constructions is towards the rules.

“Such unsafe practices resulting in hazard within the development of the homes is not going to be permitted. If there’s a want for modification on the residential complexes or different buildings, pre-approval have to be obtained from BBMP competent authorities,” Gupta added.

On Tuesday night, 82-year-old Lakshmi Devi and her daughter Bhagya Rekha (59) died after a fireplace broke out inside their house. Though police suspect a cylinder blast as the reason for the hearth, a Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) staff which visited the place Wednesday to gather samples is but to conclude their report. The staff can also be probing brief circuits which may have led to the hearth.

Rekha’s husband Bheem Sen (64), who was injured within the incident, is beneath therapy in a hospital.


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