Bhubaneswar, May 27 (LocalWire): The fire department on Monday conducted surprise checks at various coaching centers in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar after last weeks’ deadly inferno in Surat that killed 20 students.
A total of 22 teams have been formed under Director General of Fire Services Bijay Kumar Sharma to conduct fire safety inspections at the coaching centers.
The department had earlier urged the building owners to obtain fire safety certificates from competent authorities.
Fire officials are also expected to sensitize students on various life-saving and rescue techniques during a fire emergency. Last week, 20 students had died in a fire at a coaching center in Surat.
Some of the institutes that were inspected include Akash Institute, Allen Carrer, FIITJEE, Adyant, Bajirao IAS Academy, Vanik and Narayan Classes.