DEO initiates check for fire safety in tuition classes

AHMEDABAD: Officials of District Education Office (), Ahmedabad, on Monday has initiated random checking across classes operating out of Vastrapur, for fire safety compliance. The move came soon after the fire incident at a tuition in Surat that claimed life of seven-year-old boy. Ahmedabad collector Vikrant Pandey on Tuesday directed tuition classes across the district to ensure safety of students attending the classes.

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More than 700 tuition classes operating in Ahmedabad city and district regions would be henceforth assessed by DEO officials for fire safety compliances and a report will be prepared and be submitted to the Ahmedabad district collector. Tuition classes which are not fire safety-compliant will be forced to shut, if necessary amends are not made at the respective premises.

Further to this, fire safety drills will also be compulsorily conducted across all the tuition classes in the city. It is noteworthy that in order to begin with a coaching class, permission from none of the government-departments is required whatsoever.
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