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Writ filed with HC for fire management system

STAFF REPORTER, Dhaka
Writ filed with HC for fire 
management system

A writ petition was filed yesterday with the High Court seeking its directives upon the concerned authorities to inform the court about fire suppression systems in high-rise buildings in the capital city Dhaka. The petition sought HC rule upon the authorities concerned to explain why they should not be directed to take necessary measures to protect the residents of the city of Dhaka from fire hazards arising out of violation of Bangladesh National Building Code and Fire protection and extinguishment Act, 2003.

It also sought HC rule asking the government to explain why the fire and civil defence service engaged in the city of Dhaka should not be equipped modern equipment, attire, vehicles and resources to the fire fighters working within the city of Dhaka.

It also sought HC order on the government to provide sufficient and modern equipments, attire, vehicles and resources to the fire fighters working within the city of Dhaka.

The petition also sought HC directive on the ministry of education to include awareness on fire safety and training of civil defence within the national curriculum.

The petition also sought HC order to direct the government to submit a report in the form of affidavit of compliance on the fire safety status of all Dhaka high rise buildings as per the definition of the Fire Prevention and Extinguishment Act 2003 within three months.

It also sought HC directive on the government to allot a suitable place for a fire station in Gulshan area.

The petition also sought HC rule calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why buildings in the city of Dhaka constructed without sufficient fire safety measures and in violation of Bangladesh National Building Code 2012 shall not be declared to have been illegal and unlawful.

The petition also sought HC directive upon the government to take necessary action upon concern authorities to prepare the fire fighters with adequate and effective modern equipment and skilled personals for preventing and dousing the fire break outs in the city in minimum response time.

The petition also sought HC directive on the government to submit a report before the court about the existing process of discharging sewerages and other types of environment polluting substances from Gulshan and its surrounding areas, within a period of 30 days. Barrister Sukla Sarwat Siraj, secretary general of Gulshan Society, filed the writ petition with the related section of the High Court.

The High Court bench comprising Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir is likely to hear on the petition yesterday, lawyers concerned said.

The writ comes in the wake of some recent fires in the capital, with a devastating fire in Banani's FR Tower on March 28 claiming the lives of 26 and injuring scores more.

 

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