Kolkata: Taking a lesson from AMRI hospital tragedy, the West Bengal state government has decided to take extra precautions while constructing buildings in the state.

West Bengal has been directed to implement the provision of National Building Code prepared by the Centre. A day after the fire tragedy which claimed 90 lives at the AMRI hospital, state Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim had said that some amendments would be made in the building rules for the state.

Following which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a meeting with the administrative officials and advised them to implement strict building construction methods. These methods were formulated by the Centre long back, but the state has failed to implement it effectively.

Building construction methods would be aptly implemented in various hospitals, multi-storied building, cinema hall, shopping mall and other buildings where hundreds of people work every day. Expert opinion would also be taken in this regard.

JPN/ Bureau