Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) on Thursday afternoon sealed the Shah Ghouse restaurant at Gachibowli for lack of mandatory fire safety measures and no objection certificate for the same.
The restaurant will be permitted to open only after submitting an affidavit on setting up the required fire and life safety measures, GHMC EVDM Director Viswajit Kampati said.
According to him, the restaurant did not have any fire safety measures and the management had agreed to install the required system within 15 days from the date of submitting the affidavit. In case the management failed to install the safety measures within the stipulated time, it would be sealed again, he said.
Incidentally, a minor fire broke out the same restaurant on Monday. No casualties were reported. The fire erupted from the kitchen in the eatery while there were customers inside, it is reported. The hotel staff and management had immediately alerted the fire department, which doused the fire.
Despite the GHMC serving notices and instructing hotels, pubs and restaurants to install fire safety measures, many establishments continue to operate without any such measures. The civic body officials have seized a few establishments which were during inspections were found to be operating in illegal floors and with no fire safety. Some did not have trade licence and even parking facility was absent.
At present, GHMC has details of nearly 800 hotels, restaurants and bars in its limits. All the hotels, pubs and bars with a seating capacity of more than 50 persons will have to obtain the fire safety certificate.