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Five complexes sans fire safety sealed in Vadodara, Real Estate News, Realty Beat

Five complexes sans fire safety sealed in Vadodara, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate
VADODARA: The fire and emergency services department of the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has sealed five commercial complexes for not adhering to the fire safety norms.

The drive caught limelight on Tuesday with the sealing of the prominent National Plaza in the posh Alkapuri area.

Officials of the fire department had earlier sealed buildings in the old city and Sayajigunj areas. On Saturday, Profit Center complex located in Sayajigunj was sealed. This was followed by the Citadel Complex near Gandhi Nagargruh as well as Navrang Complex in Raopura.

Tuesday’s drive, however, focussed on much bigger complexes. The department sealed National Plaza in Alkapuri and the Silverline Complex in Sayajigunj. While other complexes did not have prominent establishments, National Plaza has several famous showrooms. In the festive and marriage season, the complex remains busy with hundreds visiting it for shopping. In-charge chief fire officer Parth Brahmbatt said that around 3,500 complexes and individual units in the city had been issued notices by the department. Several of these had complied with the notice and taken care of the shortfalls in the fire safety sytems there.

Brahmbhatt said that the focus was currently on 11 large commercial buildings and 23 such buildings having mixed use. Many of these buildings have been violating norms since years now and have not paid heed to repeated notices. The civic body too is not in a position to take any drastic steps in this regard. These buildings also have full or high occupation.

In all the five buildings sealed so far have 325 units in them. The VMC has swung into action after the intervention of Gujarat high court that is hearing a public interest litigation on fire safety.


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