The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) will prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for a comprehensive fire safety management plan in commercial and continuous building areas (CBA) in the city and suburbs. A consultant would be appointed to prepare the DPR for the purpose, which would be tasked with various issues including fire hazard analysis, selection of clusters and fire mitigation.
According to the request for proposal issued by the planning authority, the consultant should study the fire safety management plans of other Indian and international cities to identify and emulate best practices. The consultant shall develop a fire safety module that can be replicated with slight modifications in any Central Business Districts (CBD)/CBA in Tamil Nadu, it added.
One of the objectives of the DPR is to develop a framework and guidelines for an intelligent fire detection and response system through inter-departmental coordination and public partnership that has a mandatory strategy for design and installation of heat and smoke detectors with centralised 24×7 control within a cluster that is well connected to the Directorate of Fire and Rescue Services control room. The DPR should be completed within a period of four months