Lets Work Together For A Safe India
Association of the Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT), a registered society, was founded in the wake of the totally avoidable and unnecessary Uphaar Fire tragedy that struck Delhi on June 13th, 1997. The tragedy raised important questions about our social values and our ability as a nation to implement and enforce some of the most basic laws governing the safety and survival of our people. 59 people lost their lives for no fault on their part and over 100 injured.
AVUT has been organizing Seminars, Panel Discussions, Inter School Debates and Blood Donations Camps in order to create an awareness of value for human lives, amongst the Government, administration and also the public at large. AVUT also works towards ensuring enforceability and respect for the most basic laws governing the safety and survival of each and every citizen of India.
In order to meaningfully dispense awareness and fulfil social responsibility, AVUT has undertaken the initiation of all possible steps to avoid such man-made tragedies in the future. AVUT has been working on issues of Fire Safety for the past 22 years. Fire is among of the most major safety risks for educational institutions and public spaces. AVUT’s key aim is to educate children in schools about importance of fire safety. This initiative would equip students with skills and awareness- in the eventuality of fire across contexts: in schools, at home, and even when they visit public spaces like mall, multiplexes etc.
AVUT’s endeavor’s have already ensured that due attention is given to safety norms in public spaces, especially cinema halls & Multiplexes, with owners and Government authorities ensuring strict compliance with fire safety rules. The Hon’ble Supreme Court has issued certain guidelines to ensure the safety of the public visiting cinema halls /Multiplexes.
In pursuant to the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, the Lt. Governor of the National Capital territory of Delhi issued a Notification dated 9th February 2015 to this effect. The Lt. Governor has directed that the Licensing Authority shall act on the recommendations of a Nodal Agency consisting of experts in structural Engineering/building, fire prevention, electrical systems and a representative of District Disaster Management Authority.
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Thank you AVUT, for your tireless efforts to ensure that public spaces become safe for people.
Its the endeavour of AVUT which spreading awareness amongst public and is giving detour and right path to life and safety provisions in building for occupants. still such incidents are not stopping in india. Kumbakonam fire 2004, AMRI hopital fire 2011, kolkata, stephens court fire kolkata, carlton fire, Bangalore and many more are there. Many people are losing their precious lives, indicate some systematic failure in building designs in India. A Writ petition was filed by sh. Avinash Mehrotra, CA from NOIDA in Supreme court of india, after 94 students death in Kombakonam school fire and tried to highlight & improve the systematic failures. Synergies of such enlightened people can bring a paradigm shift in the statutory requirements of Law in India so that no precious life should lost in buildings fire.
All of us should join Jehaad against those multi millionaries who play with the lives of innocent people without considering the safety measures in public places. It is a noble beginning and we all should be a part of this cause. May god bless all the family members of victims. Mr. Bhalla was my childhood friend who lost his life in this accident. I want to meet Bhalla family, kamal bhabhi and kids bindiya, jasjeet, payal and mala. Can you provide me with the addresses and emails of these people. I will be grateful from the core of my heart to AVUT
ANOTHER UPHAAR FIRE IMPENDING ON ANSAL PLAZA , GREATER NOIDA – ANSALS haven’t learnt a lesson from Past
While the ashes of UPHAAR fire tragedy are still warm, Ansals are planning another FIRE mass massacre in Ansal Plaza Greater noida.
Ansals have trespassed and occupied the vital fire exit corridors meant for fire safety evacuations and public movements and have converted the same into commercial retail spaces in order to earn profits for themselves without caring for the laws of the land. That accused person’s similar acts and unscrupulous behavior and callous approach towards human life and limbs resulted in the “Uphaar Cinema” case tragedy.
The fire exits have been converted into retail spaces and are leased to Reliance Super, and Samsung Store thereby mining huge profits without learning a lesson from the past.
The complaints have been made in written,(with a copy received by us) with pictures and layouts attached for proofs, to SSP Greater noida Dr Preetinder singh and Chief fire Officer Mr. Muninder Tyagi on 30/1 2014 , 30 / 12/13, 3/1/14 but the administration is silent, maybe things are done in connivance with the police and concerned Authorityes.
siddhartha upadhyaya / devender negi