Mohali fails to be taught any classes from hearth tragedies of the previous


The fireplace tragedy on December 8 in a constructing working illegally as a manufacturing facility at Delhi’s Anaj Mandi which left 43 males lifeless is a clarion name to authorities in each metropolis to double-check security requirements. In Mohali, nevertheless, no classes appear to have been learnt even after a security audit following the Surat teaching centre hearth tragedy in Could revealed a number of violations in most of its industrial institutions.

After submitting its report back to the Mohali to deputy commissioner in June, the fireplace division additionally issued 200 notices to industrial institutions falling beneath its jurisdiction on June 14 searching for compliance with hearth security norms. They had been warned their water and sewerage connections could be snapped.

No motion, nevertheless was taken.

Compliance was unimaginable because the buildings had been very outdated due to which modifications couldn’t be made as per the Nationwide Constructing Code which was revised in 2016.

“Some architects have filed a courtroom circumstances stating that due to the age of the buildings modifications based on the brand new constructing code couldn’t be made. We really feel helpless,” mentioned Krishan Lal Kakkar, Mohali assistant divisional hearth officer.

The revised guidelines require staircases on the rear of the industrial buildings, one thing that can not be carried out within the current buildings.

That’s why “we can not give no-objection certificates (NoC) till the bylaws are relaxed. There isn’t a approach to sort out the problem,” Kakkar mentioned.

Jatinder Pal Singh, president of the Part 3B2 Market Welfare Affiliation, disagreed.“Regardless that the buildings are outdated why can’t we provide you with an answer? It’s unhappy that no official conferences have been held after the fireplace audit in Could,” he mentioned, including, “the authorities will get up solely after some main tragedy.”


The fireplace division report had recognized 500 industrial institutions in Mohali, Kharar and Kurali which weren’t complying with hearth security norms and included teaching centres, resorts and different showrooms.

In Mohali, the teaching centres had been situated within the markets of Phases 1, 2, 3B1, 3B2, 7, 10 and 11, catering to round 8,000 college students from and out of doors the district.

The report mentioned not one of the multi-storeyed industrial buildings had a whole firefighting system.


  • A lot of the buildings had solely a single entry and exit level , which could possibly be harmful in an emergency
  • Fireplace extinguishers, lacking on many flooring, didn’t have the ISI mark
  • No hose reels put in
  • Smoke detection alarm system not put in
  • Terrace water tank of 10,000 litres or extra capability not put in
  • No illuminated exit signal or smoke test door
  • Free electrical energy wiring present in many of the showrooms
  • No underground static water storage tank of 75,000 litre capability with diesel and electrical pump
  • No hearth management room or hearth lifts with firemen change


Simply three industrialists responded to the Mohali administration’s notices in September to all industrialists for self-declaration of fireside audit.

Whereas issuing the notices, Girish Dayalan, Mohali deputy commissioner, mentioned the excellent hearth audit kind needed to be crammed by trade homeowners as self-declaration inside 15 days following which checks could be carried out and strict motion taken in case of violations.

“We’re giving them two weeks extra, following which motion can be initiated in opposition to the industrialists,” the DC mentioned when requested if any motion had been taken till now.

In line with the varieties the factories had been categorised as low hazard, reasonable hazard and excessive hazard with hearth techniques put in accordingly.


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