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Nine restaurants in Delhi may lose licence for violating fire safety norms

The official, however, did not reveal the names of the restaurants

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Connaught Place
Connaught Place

At least nine restaurants in Central Delhi's may lose their licence for violation of norms, with the New Municipal Council (NDMC) issuing show-cause notices to them.

The move comes following a fire in a Mumbai pub on December 29 that claimed 14 lives, sparking off safety concerns at eateries and restaurants in the capital, as just 400 of them have an no objection certificate (NOC) from the Fire Service.

"We had conducted an inspection of all restaurants in and identified nine of them which have been violating norms.

"Show cause notices have been issued to them and they may lose their licence if norms are not complied with," a senior official told PTI.

The official, however, did not reveal the names of the restaurants, saying, "We are not making their names public at this stage, till we receive their replies."

The civic body had last week warned traders associations in its area to ensure that restaurants operating in its area abide by trade licence conditions, norms and comply with sitting capacity conditions or face cancellation of their permits and sealing of their premises.

"All trade associations were requested to kindly impress upon their members/restaurants operating in respective areas to strictly abide by trade license conditions. There should not be any laxity on the fire safety measures and sitting capacity sanctioned in each restaurant is strictly complied with," the official said.

The two major markets in area which are flooded with restaurants are Khan Market and

According to norms, eateries with a seating capacity of less than 50 do not need a NOC from police and fire departments.

First Published: Sun, January 07 2018. 18:18 IST