After the worst fire tragedy at the Delhi official complex, Odisha Fire Services DG Santosh Kumar Upadhyay has issued instructions to all Assistant Fire Officers of the districts, Deputy Fire Officers of all circles and Range Fire Officers of the state to strictly enforce the guidelines under Odisha Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Rules, 2017 and subsequent amendment thereof.
The DG has emphasised fire safety audit of installations of different institutions as enumerated under Rule-9 viz- hotels, lodgings and guest houses, all educational buildings above 12 metres or built-up area above 1000 Sq. metre, cinema halls, multiplex, all clinical establishments above 12 metres or more than 3 floors; business or office building above 12 metres or built-up area more than 500 sq. metre, places of congregations like an auditorium, convention halls above 500 sq. metres. built-up area; warehouses above 500 sq. metres., coaching centres/ hostels; factories and industries etc.