Fires at Mumbai towers every 2 days in last decade: RTI reply

A recent Right to Information (RTI) reply, which shows that high-rise buildings in the city have witnessed fire incidents almost every other day, has raised serious questions over the city’s vertical development and if the fire brigade is equipped.

The RTI reply sought by activist Shakeel Ahmed Shaikh said the city saw about 48,434 fire incidents from 2008 to June 2018, of which, 1,568 incidents were reported in high-rise buildings.