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peo­ple sleep in lodg­ing houses, even those build­ings of lower height should be treated as vul­ner­a­ble places,” a health of­fi­cial ar­gued.

Fire NOC is a manda­tory re­quire­ment for re­new­ing the health trade li­cense. “The fire depart­ment says that NOC is not re­quired for th­ese build­ings but now we will have to build con­sen­sus so that some reg­u­la­tory guide­lines can be fol­lowed even for build­ings up to 12m high,” the of­fi­cial added.

Atul Garg, chief fire of­fi­cer said, “As per Delhi Fire Ser­vice Act and rules guest­houses hav­ing height less than 12 are not re­quired NOC from DFS.”

For­mer DFS chief G C Mishra also stated that the rule 27 of Delhi fire ser­vice rules 2010 states that fire an NOC is not re­quired for build

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