Pimpri, 31st January 2024 :- In a significant push to reinforce fire safety regulations, the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has issued a total of 426 notices to commercial establishments in response to recent survey findings.
Women from authorised self-help groups are conducting an extensive fire prevention survey under the Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM), Pune.
The survey is aimed to evaluate fire safety infrastructure in commercial buildings and has so far identified 2,423 hazardous properties from around 43,000 surveyed properties. The survey is still underway to identify the rest of the properties’ fire safety infrastructure.
PCMC Commissioner Shekhar Singh on the corporation’s commitment to ensuring the safety of all residents and properties in Pimpri Chinchwad civic limits said, “We are dedicated to addressing any lapses swiftly and effectively with the help of ongoing survey, which aims to assess fire safety infrastructure of commercial buildings.”
Highlighting the urgency for establishments to rectify deficiencies promptly, Additional Commissioner Pradeep Jambhale-Patil said, “Immediate action is essential to ensure the safety of both occupants and properties and we urge cooperation from the establishment owners and occupants.”
Deputy Commissioner Manoj Lonkar underscored the necessity of full cooperation from commercial establishment owners and occupiers, citing recent fire incidents revealing violations of the Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Acts.
“We have observed occupants residing within commercial establishments, exceeding storage capacity and deviating from approved commercial plans. Expediting the survey and issuance of notices is necessary,” Lonkar said.