The one thing citizens expect after the recent spate of fires in Bengaluru is clear regulations on which buildings need fire safety compliance and which not. Sorry, even there, our authorities are working at cross purposes.
Two months after a major fire tragedy and a subsequent police directive, Bengaluru is yet to see clear cut enforcement plans coming into place to combat non-compliance of safety rules. All officials claim is ‘discussions are on’.
This litigation challenging BDA site doleouts to ’eminent’ people, MLAs and MLCs in particular, is one the state government may not want to ignore. The petitioner has a track record of winning cases on abuse of power.