Delhi Secretariat functioned without fire-safety measures for 4 months

However,Delhi fire brigade said today the Secretariat building is "now fire-compliant".

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published:June 23, 2012 10:01 pm

With the devastating blaze at the Maharashtra state secretariat raising fire safety concerns afresh,it has emerged Delhi Secretariat functioned without the requisite measures in place for around four months.

However,Delhi fire brigade said today the Secretariat building is “now fire-compliant”.

Officials in the Fire Department said the laid-down fire safety measures became defunct in the later part of December last year at the Secretariat building after a major pipeline supplying water to the fire fighting system was damaged.

In the absence of the fire fighting system,the Fire department withdrew the No Objection Certificate issued to the building.

The Public Works Department,which maintains the building and its fire fighting system,took four months to restore the system,following which the fire safety NOC was again issued by the Delhi Fire Services in April.

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