The tragic incident which claimed the life of five girl students in Delhi due to breach of Supreme Court norms on School Building Code (SBC) has frightened parents in Jaipur whose children are studying in similar schools.
The education department estimates that more than 500 government and private schools in the city failed to comply with the apex court directives for fire safety measures in schools. As per the SC directives on National Building Code of India every school should have emergency exits along with fire extinguishers.
The education officer confirmed almost a third of government schools in the district do not have a fire extinguisher which is compulsory for them. “We have informed the government and private schools of the SC code on building. Now they are accountable for any mishaps,” claimed B S Rawat, district education officer (DEO).
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