He said each building of more than 15 metre height must have fire safety arrangements, including a hydrant system, portable fire extinguishers, sprinkler system for basement, hose reel, water pump, overhead and underground water tank, fire safety alarm and sand buckets.
Mr. Singh said between Saturday and Sunday, at least 50 properties in Surat had been sealed for violations of fire safety norms. However, preliminary investigation carried out by police suggested it was caused due to an electric short circuit.
Amid criticism from victims' relatives that fire officials took up to 45 minutes to arrive on the scene on Friday, deputy chief fire officer S.K. Acharya and fire officer Kirti Mod were suspended, chief fire officer for Surat, B.K. Pareek told Reuters.
The United Human Rights Federation (UHRF) made the demand in the wake of a fire in Gujarat's Surat district on Friday that led to the death of 22 students attending coaching classes. Two officials of the Surat fire department have been negligence. "As far as preparedness is concerned, the department is ready to tackle any tragedy and Delhi is much more safer", Garg said.
A day after a massive fire broke out in a coaching centre in Surat, Gujarat, the police on May 25 have arrested the owner of the centre, where approximately 21 people, including students and teachers died. This is the eighth fire in a coaching class in Gujarat.
"The fire spread very quickly because highly inflammable materials, such as flex, were used. The process to apply for plan clearance is online and applicants have to submit fire safety NOC within a stipulated time, otherwise application is deemed incomplete and hence rejected", he said.
A Surat fire authority said that as many as 19 fire tenders and two water driven stages were squeezed into administration to soak the flame and salvage those stuck inside the structure. "Have asked the Gujarat Government and local authorities to provide all possible assistance to those affected", he tweeted.
"The fire started near the staircase, so they could not get down", Joint Commissioner of Police Harikrishna Patel said, adding that all of the dead were younger than 20.
"My thoughts are with bereaved families. I am also praying for the speedy recovery of those injured".