Alarmed by a spate of fire incidents in the city, especially in the residential buildings , NNMC has asked the fire department to serve notices to housing societies which have not renewed fire NOC.
Not only in the city but fire accidents in Mumbai and Thane too have prompted the civic authorities to be strict and implement the rules . The fire officials said the most housing societies in the city have not renewed their fire NOC nor have they upgraded their firefighting equipment.
As per the Maharashtra Fire prevention and life safety measures Act 2006 , every building should upgrade its firefighting equipment twice a year. The fire department can cut off electric supply to establishments which have not updated fire equipment or failed to justify the parameters stated by the fire officials. The officials have not taken such stern measure till now.