NEW RULES SET FOR PRI­VATE HOS­TELS, PGs

Deccan Chronicle - - City - NAVEEN KU­MAR | DC

In the re­cent times, a num­ber of city hos­tels has been mul­ti­plied and to reg­u­late them the Hyderabad po­lice com­mis­sioner An­jani Ku­mar said that no per­son shall run a pri­vate hos­tel or PG ac­com­mo­da­tion with­out reg­is­ter­ing it in the lo­cal po­lice sta­tions in Hyderabad. Keep­ing women’s safety in mind, the of­fi­cial set a few guide­lines that are to be fol­lowed by the man­age­ment of all hos­tels in the city, fail­ing which the man­age­ment might face jail time.

The com­mis­sioner said that there are no stan­dard safety and se­cu­rity prac­tices be­ing fol­lowed in these pri­vate hos­tels and PGs.

The rules es­tab­lished by the com­mis­sioner are as fol­lows:

No per­son shall run the hos­tel with­out reg­is­ter­ing it in lo­cal po­lice sta­tions.

All the own­ers/man­agers/or­gan­is­ers of these places shall sub­mit in­for­ma­tion on the ex­ist­ing safety and se­cu­rity prac­tices to all lo­cal po­lice sta­tions within 30 days from the date of is­su­ing this no­ti­fi­ca­tion. All own­ers of these places shall col­lect Aad­haar card de­tails of the in­mates and shall main­tain a regis­ter for it. The guide­lines shall be fol­lowed strictly.

“The qual­ity of CCTV cam­eras to be min­i­mum 3 megapixel. Any ab­nor­mal­ity/ob­ser­va­tions should be brought to the no­tice of the lo­cal po­lice sta­tion im­me­di­ately. The ex­piry date of fire ex­tin­guisher to be promi­nently dis­played. All in­mates and staff should be trained to op­er­ate the ex­tin­guish­ers.

Any per­son vi­o­lat­ing this order shall be li­able for pun­ish­ment un­der Sec­tion 188 (Dis­obe­di­ence to order duly pro­mul­gated by pub­lic ser­vant) of the IPC.

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