Maharashtra CM Orders Comprehensive Fire Safety Audits for SRA Buildings

Maharashtra CM Orders Comprehensive Fire Safety Audits for SRA Buildings

CM of Maharashtra takes action for safer buildings after a fire case in Goregaon. Making safety a top priority

Following a terrible fire that killed seven people and hurt 62 in a Mumbai building, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has taken active steps to ensure public safety. Shinde has ordered a thorough fire safety audit of all Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) buildings across Maharashtra.

The fire in the Jay Bhavani SRA building claimed the lives of seven people, including two minors, and left 62 others injured, with five in critical condition.

In a statement given from the hospital, Shinde announced the appointment of an officer to oversee these fire safety audits for SRA buildings. The primary goal is to prevent incidents like the one in Goregaon from happening in the future.

Additionally, the state’s tourism minister, Mangal Prabhat Lodha, who serves as the guardian minister of Mumbai’s suburban district, has instructed relevant authorities to establish a special committee investigating the Goregaon fire. According to Lodha, the committee is expected to deliver its findings within a fortnight.

SRA buildings are constructed to provide homes for slum dwellers after their land is cleared for development by private entities. These private entities finance these individuals’ rehabilitation and profit by constructing homes for sale in the open market.