Hi All ,
We are living in an apartment on Outer Ring Road, which is G+4 & has around 220 flats .

We got A Katha + OC 2 years back , and everything was perfect , untill a notice came from Fire dept saying they wanted to inspect the place.

Officials came and took a survey and went back, then send a notice saying there are violations in our complex (Around 9 of them ) .

Mainly :
Building height is 16.2 Meters, which falls into 'High Rise' ! . Hence we need to follow fire safety norms which are required for a High rise. But the Builder has only implemented Norms for a Low rise , since its a G+4 .
Some of them are correctable, some are not, (Needs major structural revamps ) .

Notice has given us time of 3 months. When contacted the builder, he said he has taken necessary permission from BBMP regarding the violations and paid a fine as well .

But Fire Dept says 'BBMP approving the deviation in height of building no way can be an excuse for not meeting fire norms of a high rise building.'

Consequences if not followed in 3 months as stated in notice are :


    Cancellation of OC issued to us by BBMP.
    Notification to BESCOM to disconnect power to building by Fire Dept
    Forcing the residents to vacate the premises , so that Fire safety measures can be taken up
    After adequate measures taken, re-inspection of premise by Fire department
    After getting clearance from Fire department, re-apply for power connection/OC.



    We are trying to put pressure on Builder to deal the matter. But what Fire Dept has done has put misery on tax paying residents, who were un aware of these things while buying the property.





    Have anyone of you come across similar issues ? . Please share the advices on how to deal with this





    Thanks,




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  • Why are you blaming Fire department for your misery? After Carlton Towers tragedy, they are trying to make sure that new buildings meet the fire-safety norms, you should be thanking them for thinking about you and your family's safety.

    The only person responsible for your misery is the builder, nobody else. So, kindly name and shame the builder involved in this fiasco, so that atleast others will be careful in future
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  • This should be lesson learnt to all flat buyers. Please check all valid NOC/CC from goverment bodies. Even NOC from Sewage handling department is also as important as OC from BBMP and NOC from fire department, or otherwise flat owners has to borne all future surprises. However builder is always a hero...:)
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  • How you got OC without Fire Department Dept ?????????
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  • Originally Posted by etios123
    Why are you blaming Fire department for your misery? After Carlton Towers tragedy, they are trying to make sure that new buildings meet the fire-safety norms, you should be thanking them for thinking about you and your family's safety.

    The only person responsible for your misery is the builder, nobody else. So, kindly name and shame the builder involved in this fiasco, so that atleast others will be careful in future



    Im not blaming them for doing their job. They are entitled to do it. But, their method is not correct :
    Instead of asking residents to do all this in 3 months, Fire Dept should have gone to builder directly and put pressure with actions of cancelling his license ?

    Builder is just trying to wash hands , and asking residents to deal with Fire dept now, because of this. I hope you understand the misery what residents go thru after paying life's savings .
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  • Originally Posted by ramubeta
    How you got OC without Fire Department Dept ?????????



    This was a mystery to us as well. But BBMP issued OC to builder without this !
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  • Originally Posted by BangaloreM
    Im not blaming them for doing their job. They are entitled to do it. But, their method is not correct :
    Instead of asking residents to do all this in 3 months, Fire Dept should have gone to builder directly and put pressure with actions of cancelling his license ?

    Builder is just trying to wash hands , and asking residents to deal with Fire dept now, because of this. I hope you understand the misery what residents go thru after paying life's savings .


    You are the current owner of the property and you will be liable for any action from any authority, even if there is demolition drive like shoba garnet few days back everything will fall on current owners only not the builders.

    The only thing you can do is drag the builder to court and get justice like other owners have done in the past and many are doing it even now in this forum itself.

    If you can't do that then atleast name and shame the builder here, so that future buyers will be safe from this builder. If 2-3 years back soomeone could have warned you about this builder then you could have avoided him but sadly you are trapped now but atleast name the builder and the project involved here.
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