A large number of institutions, including government offices have failed to adhere to the fire safety norms. Even the recent fires at Punjab and Haryana High Court have failed to draw a serious response from various officials and departments. Understandably the fire department has already issued around 100 notices and more are being sent.
In most government offices, the brass nozzles fitted to the fire hydrant system are missing and presumably stolen. This was detected during recent recess conducted by the Fire department officials in government buildings in sector 17.
It was also detected that the most of the fire extinguishers were either non-functional or expired but no arrangements had been made for refilling of such cylinders. Even the overhead tanks attached to fire safety systems were also found to be empty for months together.
The inspection was carried out by the fire department officials in the area under fire station sector 17. Most of the hotels and restaurants were found to be violating safety norms. Several schools and other private buildings were also found to be lacking. Surprisingly even the estate office did not have proper fire fighting arrangements.
The fire department has already started awareness drives in various markets in the city to educate shopkeepers about the fire safety norms.
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