The report submitted by BMC’s fire fighting department regarding the intense fire that erupted at Retiwala Industrial Estate in Byculla is not just shocking but all shows how Mumbai lacks fire safety norms. Waking up from their slumber, BMC has finally decided to prepare notices against the many illegal factories operating in the city, as was informed by them in BMC’s weekly press conference. During its weekly press conference, BMC spoke about the report prepared by the fire fighting department regarding the massive fire erupted at Retiwala Industrial Estate. BMC’s fire fighting department had to face a lot of slack after the incident which killed 10 workers and injured around 45. Some of the shocking revelations of the report show that the perfume factory did not even have any license to keep chemicals in its premises. The same was admitted by BMC’s additional Commissioner Kishore Gajbhiye. The factory had chemicals which were highly inflammable and the reason why there was an immediate spread of wildfire. The report also revealed that the work being carried out inside the Retiwala compound violated every fire safety norm increasing the problem all the more. He added that BMC has prepared notices against all big and small factories violating fire safety norms. When such massive violations are reported, there is no doubt that somewhere officers have failed to perform their duty. What else can justify the fact that the BMC got into action only after a disaster claimed lives of innocent citizens. With cameraperson Ravi Nikam, Rajeev Mishra for NMTV News.
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