NOC from Fire Services must for organizing exhibitions: Dana Kishore

Hyderabad: Keeping in view the recent fire accident at Exhibition grounds at Nampally, GHMC Commissioner M. Dana Kishore has decided in the convergence meeting that hereafter the organizers of exhibitions should compulsorily obtain No-Objection-Certificate (NOC) from Fire Services Department along with lay-out approval.

The convergence meeting was held today at HMWS&SB office at Kahirtabad where it was decided that necessary permissions and water arrangements be made compulsorily at the exhibitions. It was observed that in the stalls at exhibition, the shop owners were cooking food in the stalls which has to be avoided in the future for safety purpose. Electricity Department officials must inspect the stalls before opening of the exhibition. The matter was being placed before the State Government for strictly implementing the rules and regulations, said the Commissioner.

The Commissioner directed the Zonal and Deputy Commissioners to inspect the markets and other business establishments in coordination with Fire Services officers, Electricity Department, Police officials and other Governmental Heads under the jurisdiction to conduct meeting to take decisions for safety precautionary measures.

The Commissioner said the mixing of HMWS&SB Sewerage lines and GHMC Storm Water Drains were causing a lot of problems and 87 places have been identified and planning to take up the works for separate lines at an estimated cost of Rs 20 crore will be completed before the monsoon period. Even the private operators like Airtel, BSNL, Jio and so on have been invited to the convergence meeting for taking care of their manholes around 3 to 4 thousand existing under the GHMC limits. All the line department officials including, three Police Commissioners attended the meeting except Chief Engineer (Road Development Authority).