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Fire NOC: Gujarat HC seeks details of action taken against erring high rise building

The Gujarat High Court has asked all the municipal corporations to file an affidavit comprising a list of high-rise buildings – 15 & 18 meters in height – showing those that possess and those that lack a valid subsisting ‘No Objection Certificate’ for fire safety. The division bench of Gujarat High Court has also directed...

Fire safety is often a neglected element in many Indian schools, says Gujarat High Court

The Gujarat High Court has asked the state government to take immediate action against 5,199 schools that lack a valid and subsisting NOC about fire prevention and protection systems. The division bench of Gujarat High Court said that “fire safety in schools is often a neglected element in many Indian schools and there are no...

Safety hazard: 542 schools in Ahmedabad lack fire NOC

Lakshmi Patel, Ahmedabad: Five hundred forty-two schools in Ahmedabad lack a fire NOC. This shocking figure came to light after the Education Department in Gujarat issued a notification asking schools to ensure that they have the mandatory NOC. Of the total 16,187 schools in the state, only 3,221 schools have a fire NOC. The situation...