Soon, an app will help customers find out if the restaurant is fire safety compliant

Once the app is developed, restaurants will receive QR (quick response code) code that will help customers to see if the restaurant is fire safety complaint

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massive fire broke out at Mumbai’s two rooftop restaurants, Mojo’s Bistro and 1Above in Kamala Mills compound on December 29, 2017 that claimed 14 lives. An investigation revealed that both the restaurants were not fire safety complaint. 

Henceforth, Mumbaikars will soon be able to find out if restaurants are fire safety-compliant or not. Acting on the Bombay High Court’s recent directive, the Mumbai Fire Brigade is developing a mobile application that will allow Mumbaikar to know whether the restaurant they’ve chosen is fire safety-compliant or not.

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One of the senior civic officials said that they are in talks with private companies who will be able to design this kind of system for the city. He added that it is important for citizens to know the fire safety standards of the restaurants they are visiting. 

Last week, the HC had directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to become stricter with restaurants with regards to fire safety compliance, considering Kamala Mills fire. The court also asked the BMC to develop an app displaying information about fire safety compliance of all restaurants in the city.

This is how an app will function:-

  • Each restaurant will get a QR (quick response code) code that will be connected to the fire brigade’s database
  • It would be compulsory for each restaurant to display the code outside their property
  • After scanning the code, customers will get a pop-up of the restaurants record and will get to know about notices issued by the fire brigade for non-compliance and the last time compliance was applied for by the restaurant
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