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NMC sets Feb 15 deadline for fire audit report submission

The civic body said that water and power supplies will be snapped and the properties will be sealed if owners fail to submit fire audit reports within the deadline. Moreover, the NMC administration has warned of fines in the range of Rs 20,000 to Rs 50,000.

The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Friday issued a public notice asking all the residential and commercial buildings as well as private hospitals to complete fire audits by government-recognised agencies and submit the reports to the civic body by February 15.

In the case of residential buildings, the fire audits will be applicable for structures of more than 15-metre height.

The civic body said that water and power supplies will be snapped and the properties will be sealed if owners fail to submit fire audit reports within the deadline. Moreover, the NMC administration has warned of fines in the range of Rs 20,000 to Rs 50,000.

Nashik municipal commissioner Chandrakant Pulkundwar and NMC fire brigade chief Sanjay Bairagi have issued this public notice, directing commercial establishments, hospitals and residential buildings to complete their audit by February 15.

The civic body has identified 11 categories for fire audits, which include government and semi-government offices, hospitals, hotels and petrol pumps, commercial buildings like shopping complexes, malls and offices, public-use buildings like wedding halls, cinema halls and auditoriums, industrial buildings, warehouses, residential buildings of more than 15-metre height, buildings used for various purposes and buildings where tuitions or private education classes are conducted.

According to the public notice, these residential and commercial buildings are required to make provisions for fire fighting systems and conduct fire audits by agencies concerned and submit the reports to the NMC fire brigade department.

Officials of the fire brigade department said they will start taking action against properties that fail to submit the audit reports by the deadline.

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