D S Rakshna Devi


AHMEDABAD - Fire Service Management

According to the 2011 Indian census, the population of Ahmedabad was approximately 5.6 million, making it the fifth-most populous city in India. The main focus of the studio is to study the urban services the ULB offers in the city and how the city functions. The critical area of study was fire services in the city of Ahmedabad. With a rapidly growing population and infrastructure, the need for fire services in Ahmedabad is essential. The Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services (AFES) provides fire protection and emergency services in the city. The process involved studying the building fire NOC service in the city for high-rise buildings based on the information collected through interviews and surveys to understand the issues in procuring and renewing NOC. The project aim is to create a streamlined application process, to decentralize the existing system to ensure the process of procuring and renewing NOC is optimized. The study also explores what other interventions can be incorporated in highrise buildings to ensure life safety. 

Report Content

Introduction to fire and emergency services in the city of Ahmedabad.

Regulatory frameworks and documents to procure building NOC in the city of Ahmedabad.

Existing NOC application process.

Decoding the problem and benchmarking studies.

Concept and adaptation strategy for the proposal.

Proposal step 1 - Organizational Restructure

Proposal step 2- Adapting to technology

Proposal - NOC process after adapting to RMS.

Proposal step 3 - Advanced fire certification for High rise buildings in the city.

Impact and key indicators to measure the impact of the proposals.