Kolkata Municipal Corporation — fire hazards due to illegal construction since last 9 years in violation of high court orders, fire safety norms and kmc rules

 
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Kolkata, West Bengal, Kolkata District, West Bengal, India
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From : tenants of 35, 37 & 45 jamunalal bajaj street, kolkata -7


To
The Director-General Building department
KMC
Kolkata


Read about the fire safety rule book and would like you to see the dangerous situation in which we tenants of buildings no 35, 37 and 45 jamunalal bajaj street, kolkata - 7 are living and no action is being taken since last so many years in spite of so many reminders, or the department is waiting for one more tragedy to happen like Stephen house, Manohardas katra, Nandram market and many more where fire safety norms and kmc rules were violated and overlooked and no action was taken by the concern department firstly from stopping the on going illegal construction and later by not demolishing the same.

or

Are we the next?

Fire-safety rule book

All buildings more than 14.5 metres high (four floors) need:

Building was already 20 meters and now it is 25 meters after illegal construction. (photo as a proof attached)

• Two sets of stairs on two sides for easy entry and exit.

Previously it was two and now it has put down to one and also the direction of the staircase is changed from the road side to interior of the building.(photo as a proof attached)

• A lift.

No lift installed at present but now it is being tried to installed illegally against KMC demolition order, Fire safety norms, Electric safety norms and above all against High court order.

• An additional water reservoir for firefighting.

No reservoir

• Easy passage to the roof for all occupants.

Roof is kept locked and it has been given on rent.

• Fire exit doors leading to the escape route.

No doors only one narrow entry and exit about 2-3 feet wide ( photo proof attached)

• No wooden stairs.

Only one stair case interior of the building

• A fire alarm system. Anyone discovering the fire should immediately call the fire brigade and for that the building owner/occupier shall provide manual call point systems to alert the occupants.

No way out for the occupier so question to reach fire alarm system is not possible

• The electrical shaft, electrical mains or meter not to be placed in front of the staircase or underneath the staircase used for exit.

It has been placed in front of the staircase recently in spite of several objections made to the CESC

• The electrical shaft, electrical mains and meter should be away from the building in a separate meter room, never in the way of the exit from the building.

It has been put in the way of the exit by the CESC in presence of Fire service department declaring it to be unsafe and even after several objections made.

• Exit signs and floor number signs should be placed on all floors.

No safe exist or say no exists so question of sigh and floor no NA

• The basement must not be used for any other purpose except parking.

NA

All the above fire rules are violated in our buildings and further illegal construction continue to block the air and natural sunlight with illegal construction covering the gap in between the 2 buildings no 35 and 45 jamunalal bajaja street, kolkata - 7 (photo evidence attached)
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If these norms are being flouted, you the occupant can alert the fire brigade (write to the director-general of West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services at 13D Mirza Ghalib Street, Calcutta 16) or/and the Calcutta Municipal Corporation (call the control room at 2286 1212/1313/1414 and ask for the director-general, buildings).

We have been writing since last 9 years to all the concern department but of no use, awaiting for someone who can really take action and is not part of this corrupted system

Please take necessary action immediately and save us from this fire hazards and please don't regularise such illegal construction for sake ofcearning some penalty money keeping lives of so many people at stake.

Thanking you,

Tenants of 35 & 45 jamunalal bajaj street, kolkata - 7

fire hazards due to illegal construction since last 9 years in violation of high court orders, fire safety norms and kmc rules
fire hazards due to illegal construction since last 9 years in violation of high court orders, fire safety norms and kmc rules
fire hazards due to illegal construction since last 9 years in violation of high court orders, fire safety norms and kmc rules
fire hazards due to illegal construction since last 9 years in violation of high court orders, fire safety norms and kmc rules
fire hazards due to illegal construction since last 9 years in violation of high court orders, fire safety norms and kmc rules
fire hazards due to illegal construction since last 9 years in violation of high court orders, fire safety norms and kmc rules
fire hazards due to illegal construction since last 9 years in violation of high court orders, fire safety norms and kmc rules
fire hazards due to illegal construction since last 9 years in violation of high court orders, fire safety norms and kmc rules
fire hazards due to illegal construction since last 9 years in violation of high court orders, fire safety norms and kmc rules
fire hazards due to illegal construction since last 9 years in violation of high court orders, fire safety norms and kmc rules
fire hazards due to illegal construction since last 9 years in violation of high court orders, fire safety norms and kmc rules
fire hazards due to illegal construction since last 9 years in violation of high court orders, fire safety norms and kmc rules
fire hazards due to illegal construction since last 9 years in violation of high court orders, fire safety norms and kmc rules
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Status shown in kmc website is that our complaint has been attended and an inspection has been done. But what are the findings and what action department is taking to demolish the illegal construction is not mentioned. Earlier also several inspections and department enquiries are done but illegal construction still continues. Who ever comes and inspect don't do anything or files a false reports after getting his share of profit generated our of this illegal construction.

Without KMC and local PS involvement any illegalities is not possible.

Please look into the matter and make the department take immediate action to demolish the illegal construction.

Proof showing KMC violation attached with inspection report by special office appointed by Hon' able High Court

Complaint can only be resolved if KMC and Fire service department takes necessary action against the illegal construction which has invited Fire hazards keeping lives of so many people at stake.

Illegal construction should be demolished for the safety of the people in and around the building.

It has been more than 9 years and illegal construction contineous one after another blocking all the open space in the building with these illegal construction depriving the tenants from natural sunlight and air.

Windows and safety passage are blocked.

No one there to take action only filling their pockets and keeping eyes closed at the cost of so may human lives who are put into danger due to fire hazards invited by this illegal construction

only a 3 feet passage for entry and exit for 3 buildings having height of 25 mts after illegal construction

pls help us in fighting against this corrupted system prevailing in KMC and WB Fire service who are not taking any action since last 9 years
and illegalities continues till date.

What kind of society are we living in where money in more important than human lives
Dear Sir

This is to inform you that 8 months have already passed after we received your reply
but no action has been taken to demolish the illegal construction by the Executive Engineer

Now after the high court order no illegal construction can be regularized by the KMC by taking penalty.

What for are the authority waiting?

Are they waiting for one more Stephen House, Mahohar Das Katra, Nandram market etc fire tragedy to take place.

How can an illegal deed be regularized by taking money.

Please take necessary and immediate action.

Hope 9 years is sufficient time for kmc to take action.

This is further to inform you that illegal construction is being done on the ground floor where a new show is being construction in violation of Hon'ble High Court order and where kmc is facing contempt proceedings.

Awaiting your prompt action

Thanks

Tenants of 35 and 45 jamunalal bajaj street, kolkata - 7


On Monday, March 10, 2014 4:03 PM, Director General (Building) <[email protected]> wrote:

Sir,
Print copy of this mail has been forwarded to Executive Engineer (Civil), Building Department (Borough - IV & V) having his office at 22, Surya Sen Street, Kolkata - 700012 (Mobile No :[protected]) for taking necessary action. You are kindly requested to contact with the Executive Engineer for further information.

Thanking you,

DG(Building)


On Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:40 AM, suresh somani <[email protected]> wrote:


To
DG Building
KMC
Kolkata

Dear Sir

We were really happy to get your acknowledgement at least and understood that there are some people like you who are listening to us and thought that now action would be taken by the conserned department after you have forwarded the letter to Executive Engineer (Civil), Building Department (Borough - IV & V) having his office at 22, Surya Sen Street, Kolkata - 700012 (Mobile No :[protected]) for taking necessary action vide your email dated 10.3.2014.

But no action has been taken yet.

It has been more than 9 years since then landlord of 35&45 jamunalal bajaj Street, Kolkata-700007 has being doing illegal construction in violation of Hon 'able high court order dated 15.10.04 by Honable Justice Girish Chand Gupta stating as below

Quote
" No further construction shall be made in the ground floor, no steps shall be taken for construction of the lift pit, repair or renovation of the building, no steps shall be taken for changing the dimension of the staircase" unquote

No further construction shall be made in the ground floor

Construction in ground floor was in process earlier also at the time of inspection done by the special office appointed by Hon’ble high court and this is also mentioned in the order and report submitted. Now further illegal construction has started on the ground floor beside the main entrance of the building no 35 jamunalal bajaj street, Kolkata 7 and below the stair case.

no steps shall be taken for construction of the lift pit, repair or renovation of the building

Lift pit has already been constructed and in the name of repairing and renovation of building an illegal addition floor has already been constructed in violation of Hon’ble High court order. Photo attached with this email as proof. This is further important to mention that KMC has denied giving any sanction plan for additional floor. Written submission in Hon’ble High court attached

no steps shall be taken for changing the dimension of the staircase

Dimension of the staircase has been changed from road side approach to inside and also encroaching the only common entrance and exit and reducing it to 3 ft only in violation of the above order. It has also been done in violation of Hon’ble high court order by Hon’ble justice Pranab Kumar Chatopadhaya after demolishing a shop. Photo attached with this email as proof. This is further important to mention that KMC has denied giving any sanction plan for changing staircase dimension. Written submission in Hon’ble High court attached

This is further to inform you that contempt proceeding is also pending before the Honable' court and KMC being a party to the proceedings, instead of taking action to stop further construction and to demolish the illegal construction already done in violation of kmc rules, fire safety rules, without sanction plan and in violation of Hon’ble High court order is regularising some illegal construction for sake of some monetary gains and in presence of a stay order and contempt proceedings from Honable HIgh Court. But for doing demolition they have the excuse of matter being subjudice. In the order Honble justice Girish Chand Gupta even doubted the bonafied intension of KMC.

We all are aware of the corruption prevailing in KMC but now with a hope that TMC under leadership of Mamta Banerjee will not tolerate such corruption we await some effective action.

Once again reminding and requesting you to do something for us to save our live from fire hazards invited due to this illegal construction which is done with the help of antisocial and managing concern department.

Photos were already forwarded to you and a personal visit of your honest team can see them self and judge the situation and danger in which we are being compelled to live because of corruption in department and no one there to stop such illegalities.

Crime and illegalities are done with a mindset that everything is manageable with money and which can be shared out of profit from illegalities and they are not afraid of violating law and order and safety rules which kmc need to follow in sanctioning any construction.

With a hope for immediate action for our safer living.

Thanks

Tenants

Encl : Order copy of Hon’ble Justice Girish chand gupta
Written submission of KMC before the Hon’ble High court
Photo evidence of illegal additional floor, staircase change


On Monday, March 10, 2014 4:03 PM, Director General (Building) <[email protected]> wrote:

Sir,
Print copy of this mail has been forwarded to Executive Engineer (Civil), Building Department (Borough - IV & V) having his office at 22, Surya Sen Street, Kolkata - 700012 (Mobile No :[protected]) for taking necessary action. You are kindly requested to contact with the Executive Engineer for further information.

Thanking you,

DG(Building)
Dear Sir

This is further to inform you that one more emergency exit has been closed by putting a collapsible gate
on 2nd floor open veranda adjacent to staircase of 45, jamunalal bajaj street, kolkata -7

landlord is trying to illegally construct and cover the open space by blocking all the window and depriving us from natural sunlight and air.

We have informed you time and again about the same and had stopped for some time but again they are in process of this illegal construction which contentious since last 9 years.

Writ Petition against the same is also pending before the Hon'ble High Court and you are also party to the same. Copy of the same has already been served.

Pls find photos attached as evidence and for your record.

Please take necessary action to remove the gate so that open veranda can be used as exit at the time of emergency. There is no way out in this building if there is Fire as all exists are closed due to illegal construction.

Awaiting your prompt action to stop such illegalities and help us to live safely

Thanks

Tenants

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