Mumbaikars will soon a get a mobile application which will allow them to know whether the restaurant they’ve chosen is fire safety compliant or not.
According to Mid-Day, after Bombay High Court’s recent directive, the Mumbai Fire Brigade is developing the mobile application. A senior civic official told the leading daily, “We recently spoke to private companies who are able to design this kind of system for the city. We are in talks with them for it. It is important for citizens to know fire safety standards of the restaurants they are choosing to sit at. This will also bring in more transparency and accountability on behalf of the restaurants.”
The Bombay High Court, last week, had directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to be more stringent with restaurants on the issue of fire safety compliance. The court also has asked the BMC to develop an app which will display the information about fire safety compliance of all restaurants in Mumbai. The app, which is currently under planning stages, will have a QR (quick response code) code to each restaurant, which will be connected to the fire brigade’s database. It will be mandatory for the restaurants to display the code outside. Once the customers download the app, they scan the QR code and get the restaurant’s record, including notices issued by the brigade for non-compliance.