23% of 1,473 restaurants comply to fire safety norms, despite Mumbai Fire Brigade notice

After the Kamala Mills fire claimed 14 people in December 2017, the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) served notices to 1,557 commercial establishments for violating fire safety norms and granted them up to 120 days to comply. However, even four months later, a mere 23.18 per cent of the total establishments have complied to the safety norms.

DNA accessed the data from MFB, which shows that in January and February 3,373 commercial establishments in the city were inspected for compliance of fire safety norms, out of which 1,557 were found violating them. MFB served them the notices under Maharashtra Fire Prevention and Life Safety Measures Act 2006. But, only 361 of them toed the line; of them, 348 are restaurants.