Hyderabad: Having issued notice to the establishments, the GHMC has threatened to seize more than 100 pubs and hotels for not implementing fire safety norms. The city has about 750 authorised pubs, bars and restaurants.
GHMC Enforcement, Vigilance and Disaster Management director Viswajit Kampati said the corporation had received about 700 applications to obtain fire safety certificate. The corporation staff will conduct a physical inspection before issuing the certificate.
“Notices will be served on the managements asking them to disclose fire safety measures available on their premises. After scrutinising the data, they will be asked to upgrade or instal fire safety equipment to meet the rules. The commercial establishments will be asked to rectify shortcomings in 15 days and the corporation will seize those who fail to comply,” Mr Kampati said.
He said the deadline for pub and hotel owners to apply for the fire safety certificate had ended on August 31.
Depending on their capacity, the establishments are supposed to instal different fire safety equipment.
Emphasis will be laid on making sure the staircase allows free movement of occupants in case of any emergency. There should be fire extinguishers, water sprinklers, fire alarms system.
The approximate cost of installing fire-fighting equipment for 1,000 square metre area will range from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000.
A fire safety certificate is a must for all bars, pubs and restaurants with a seating capacity of more than 50....