With regards to the Kamala Mill fire incident in Mumbai, Kunal Kumar, the commissioner of PMC (Pune Municipal Corporation), ordered an urgent safety and fire audit for the city’s public buildings that fall under the PMC jurisdiction. Mr Kunal explains that the departments will have to face disciplinary action if not submitted a detailed and accurate fire and safety audit report.
The order specified that the fire chief of Pune Municipal Corporation to form a special task force for auditing the fire safety of all buildings in the city. The engineer of the city has been instructed to take firm actions against the illegal construction activities in the city. Siddharta Dhende, the deputy mayor of PMC (Pune Municipal Corporation) has directed to take action against the illegal cloth shed and wooden activities in city areas like Kothrud, Baner, Koregaon Park, Kondhwa, Bavdhan, Wanowrie, and Mohammadwadi.
Siddharta mentioned in writing pointed out to Kunal the PMC commissioner that the restaurants and hotels in some specific areas of Pune have constructed the building violating the rules and regulations. He further mentioned that the business of the illegal construction premises was expanding and that PMC is not working towards diminishing those building or considering any action against them.
Siddharta further states that there are too many formalities for a common man to process prior to initiating a hotel like NOC (No Objection Certificate), Health and Tax (NOC). He further stated that the illegal premises should be reported under the IPC (Indian Penal Code) for violating the norms while assuring the safety of the people. Important hotels of Pune have been an issue with notices by PCB (Pune Cantonment Board).