Monday, January 4, 2010

Delhi Fire Service to provide in-built fire safety for CWG Venues

The Delhi fire service is focusing on in-built arrangements as fire safety measures during the nearly 12-day-long Commonwealth Games later this year.

Plans have been approved by the department and recommendations given to authorities involved in construction of buildings and stadia, director of Delhi Fire Services R C Sharma said.

“The buildings stadia and residential accommodation which are coming up for the Commonwealth Games has to be provided with inbuilt fire safety arrangements. Plans have been approved by the Delhi Fire Service and recommendations have been given to DDA, PWD, MCD and all the authorities concerned,” said Sharma. The fire department, which has also come out with its disaster management plan for the Games, says these arrangements will be done by the authorities themselves but “checked and inspected” by the Fire Service.

“However, we have not issued any deadline for that,” Sharma said. The in-built arrangements include availability of hydrant, internal fire fighting system, wet-riser, fire extinguisher, exit signs besides standby generators.