Authorities in Gurgaon were warned by the latest incident that took place in Pakistan's garment factory where almost 280 people died. They were unable to escape buildings that lacked emergency exits and basic safety equipment such as alarms and sprinklers. Learning from this incident MCG's commissioner has decided to take proactive steps to prevent these kinds of incidents.
COMMISSIONER of Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon, Sudhir Rajpal has decided and instructed to implement strict fire safety measures in all garment factories of Gurgaon. He has told all garment factories of the city to ensure availability of fire safety equipment and fire-fighting measures by the next week to avoid any kind of hazardous accident like the one that took place in Pakistan, which was one of the worst industrial accidents in Pakistan's 65-year history.
The Commissioner also instructed Fire safety in-charge and Superintending engineer of city YK Garg to start fire audit in all garment factories of the city in order to avoid any kind of fire incident, an official from the Commissioner's office told this citizen journalist . He said that it is important to take this step to save the lives of all those workers and labours who are working in these factories in large number. Any kind of small fire can lead to most disastrous results and can bring many lives in danger. He also said that in garment factories, fires can break out very easily and spread quickly, which makes it essential to take appropriate measure before hand.
Commissioner also instructed all garment factories of the city to take care of every kind of loophole in fire safety measures, and said that learning from the incident in Pakistan he did not want to risk the safety of workers and the factories.