Municipal Commissioner M.V. Satyanarayana has assured managements of private schools that their problems with regard to installing fire safety equipment would be taken into consideration. However, the managements also should act responsibly and GVMC was implementing mandatory fire safety norms, he made clear to them.

At a meeting on Thursday, secretary of the private schools association K.S.N. Murthy and Krishna Reddy of Ramakrishna Education Society brought to his notice the hardships being faced by private schools and the problems in obtaining no objection certificate (NOC) for fire safety and building fitness certificate. Mr. Satyanarayana said a report would be sent to the government on simplifying the process for issuing NOC. A help desk would be set up to find out the status of ‘NOC.’ A meeting would be arranged with the Engineering and Fire officials and the managements. Regional fire officer Narasimham explained the working of various fire safety mechanisms.