'Fire safety must in Chennai multi-storey buildings'

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Chennai, Oct 21: The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) on Monday, Oct 21 submitted before the Madras High Court that all multi-storey buildings should compulsorily have fire safety measures in their commercial establishments as contemplated under the rules, and without them, the buildings should not be allowed to be used.

In his affidavit before the First Bench of Chief Justice A.K. Ganguly and Justice F.M. Ibrahim Kalifulla, CMDA Member-Secretary Vikram Kapur suggested that the Director of Fire and Rescue Services inspect all multi-storey buildings periodically.

The affidavit is in response to a public interest litigation petition, seeking a direction to the authorities to enquire into the cause of the fire at Saravana Stores and punish the delinquents.

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