Chhattisgarh CM Orders Comprehensive Fire Safety Inspections

In response to recent fatal fires, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Vishnu Deo Sai has mandated inspections of fire-fighting equipment in various establishments, emphasizing the need to prevent further loss of life and property. Officials are instructed to ensure strict compliance with fire safety norms and the availability of functional fire extinguishers.


PTI | Raipur | Updated: 31-05-2024 14:56 IST | Created: 31-05-2024 14:56 IST
Chhattisgarh CM Orders Comprehensive Fire Safety Inspections
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Vishnu Deo Sai
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In the wake of recent deadly fires in the country, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Vishnu Deo Sai on Friday asked officials to inspect fire-fighting equipment in government offices, small and big industries, hotels, malls and other business establishments.

Sai underscored the need for the exercise, stressing that fire incidents are happening at various places due to severe heat and causing loss of life and property, an official said.

A blaze at a game zone in Gujarat's Rajkot killed 27 people, including children, on May 25. Hours later, a massive fire at a private neonatal hospital in New Delhi claimed the lives of six newborns and injured five. On May 29, two women workers were killed in a fire at a mattress manufacturing factory in the Chhattisgarh capital Raipur.

In view of these and other incidents, the official said, the CM directed inspection of places like government offices, small and big industries, hotels, multi-storeyed buildings, malls, gaming zones and petrol pumps in the state and ensure that they have functional fire-fighting equipment.

Officials have also been told to ensure strict compliance with fire safety norms to prevent such accidents, he said. The CM urged owners and promoters of business establishments to ensure the availability of fire extinguishers in their establishments and get them examined, he added.

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