KU FIRE INCIDENT: Authorities order fire audit of campus buildings

Manager, staff of guest house attached

SYED RIZWAN GEELANI
Srinagar, Publish Date: Feb 24 2018 1:06AM | Updated Date: Feb 24 2018 1:06AM
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The authorities in Kashmir University (KU)) have ordered for safety audit of all the buildings constructed in the campus over the past years.

Also, the varsity administration has attached the manager and all permanent staff of the guest house with the office of Registrar KU ‘with immediate effect.”. The order in this regard has been issued by deputy registrar general administration.

The development comes a day after of a portion of Zabarwan guest House in the varsity was damaged in fire on the evening of 22 February.

Interestingly, the fire audit had been ordered following the recommendations of the committee constituted with regard to fire incident of the Guest House.

“Fire audit committee has been constituted to look holistically into necessary measures to be initiated for safety of the buildings and make comprehensive Fire Audit of the entire buildings across the campuses,” reads an order issued by deputy registrar general administration.

The committee members include, head of the department oof disaster management Prof M S Bhat, Chief Proctor, President KUTA,KUMSA while one member will be co-opted by the chairman of the committee.

“The committee shall submit its report to registrar within 15 days,” the order reads.

In another order issued by deputy registrar the area in Zabarwan guest house will remain out of bounds for all in view of fire incident.

Besides, he has asked the chief proctor of the varsity to initiate necessary measures so that the enquiry is carried out judiciously. “You are also requested to submit a report to Registrar about the absent staff from watch and ward and KU guards, if any during the fire incident,” reads the order issued by deputy registrar. The administration has also written to   chief executive engineer construction division of KU to assess loss of damaged Zabarwan guest house.

“The estimated cost for reconstruction of the damaged portion of the guest house should be submitted to the registrar within seven days,” the letter reads.

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