The State government has sought recommendations and views from fire services officials to conduct fire safety audits.
A review meeting was chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong today to discuss on the various fire incidents in the city, particularly the massive fire that engulfed a building in the crowded Thana Road in Police Bazar.
“We need to come up with a policy with full SOP especially in urban areas, so definitely when this exercise is done,” Tynsong told reporters.
The meeting was attended by fire services officials in charge, Superintendent of Police (SP) for fire and emergency services and others.
Tynsong also said the fire and emergency service department has been asked to submit details and highlight the challenges and the requirements related to fire-fighting instruments and manpower.
The Deputy Chief Minister also held a review meeting on the ongoing construction work of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly building at Mawdiangdiang and was hopeful that the project will be completed before August 2024.
He also informed that the government has decided to construct another Meghalaya House complex at Aurangzeb Road in New Delhi at a cost of around Rs 30 crore.