5 Bandra malls violated FSI norms: Fire brigade

A total of 69 violations — ranging from combustible material found stacked in the basement of one mall.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:July 29, 2015 12:47 am

Days after a major fire gutted shops in a mall in suburban Bandra, the fire brigade Tuesday submitted a report to the municipal commissioner stating that five malls operating in the vicinity had come up in violation of building norms .

A major fire broke out on July 21 at a shopping complex in Bandra West, gutting many garment and footwear shops on the ground and first floors of the complex. No casualties were reported. According to a report submitted by the fire department, each of the five malls listed were found to have violated the floor space index (FSI) norms.

A total of 69 violations — ranging from combustible material found stacked in the basement of one mall to a diagnostic centre containing objects posing a high fire risk — were pointed out.

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