Fire breaks out in Delhi hotel, officials tighten rules further

Fire breaks out in Delhi hotel, officials tighten rules further
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Published: 25 June 2019 - 8:15 a.m.
By: Priyanka Praveen

A minor fire broke out in a hotel in India’s capital city New Delhi, reports said.

According to Indian media, fire fighters received a call at 12.45 pm, following which five tenders were sent to the spot.

No injuries were recorded in the incident and the fire was put out by 1.25 pm, a report by Business Standard read. The hotel wasn’t named, however officials revealed that the fire started in the kitchen that was situated on the ground floor.

The reason behind the fire is currently under investigation.

This is the second hotel property to catch fire in Delhi in recent times. In late May, an F&B outlet went up in flames. But the most devastating hotel fire occurred in February 2019 at the Hotel Arpit Palace that claimed the lives of 17 people.

Officials tighten rules
The region’s government has also asked resto-bars and night clubs in the city to submit fire safety certificates by September. Failure to do so would attract strict action against the property, officials announced.

To keep a check on hotel properties, fire officials introduced new building bylaws that banned properties from running kitchens on rooftops or the basement.
In addition to that, the use of carpets, wooden or foam panels in passages, corridors and staircases are banned as well.

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