Several months ago, I had carried out an audit on Fire extinguishers installed in commercial complex Devatha Plaza, Residency Road, Bangalore 5600025, Ward 111. Several fire extinguishers had expired their annual inspection and in some the gas pressure gauges were showing with the needle in red. Electrical cables found with open wires, junction boxes left open, etc,etc. Called up Fire dept. and got a cod response " Why are you telling us this" Several of the multi story buildings have no emergency escape, etc. All one needs to go and inspect buildings in Commercial St. and Brigade Road and the real picture will unfold.
Time and again it has proved that with respect to fire unless it breaks out and someone dies for some days hue and cry will be there and after that it becomes the same old issue with every hotel /high rise buildings commercial spaces flouting the rules . Every building if some one makes a survey one may be able to count how many such commercial establishments have fire safety standards. It is very pathetic situation. regards ashok