Parliament House Annexe among buildings having 'shortcomings' in fire safety inspections

Forget about the narrow structures in high-density areas like Shahdara and Seelampur in East Delhi. Even the buildings like the Parliament House Annexe, Vayu Bhawan, Sena Bhawan and offices of various central ministries in Lutyens' Delhi are ranked very low in terms of fire safety. The Delhi Fire Service (DFS), in the course of inspections, has found that these high-security buildings have various shortcomings and during fire incidents, these might lead to heavy loss of lives and property. According to the list of DFS, there are more than 100 such buildings in Lutyens' Delhi alone. DFS chief Atul Garg said that these buildings do not require any 'No Objection Certificate' (NoC) as these are quite old. "As per the inspections, we have found shortcomings and have suggested a few changes, which should be done," Garg told ANI.