Buildings at the Capitol Complex have failed to meet fire safety norms. Sources said glaring lapses had come to the fore in a report prepared by a Mumbai-based heritage architect, Abha Narain Lambah, who had been given the task of preparing a conservation and management plan for the Capitol Complex.
The sources said the consultant had mentioned the fire safety audit of the buildings conducted by the fire department of the Municipal Corporation.
The Capitol Complex comprises three buildings — the Secretariat, the Assembly and the High Court. Monuments such as Geometric Hill, the Tower of Shadows, Open Hand and Martyrs’ Memorial — are also part of the Capitol Complex. Consultant mentioned that despite glaring shortcomings in the fire safety audit of the MC, nothing was done to remove these.