No, Chawkbazar fire won't be our 'wakeup call'

One more disaster has struck Bangladesh. All of a sudden, everybody has woken up to the risk of substance production lines in Old Dhaka which this day by day, alongside different papers, has been crying rough over for a considerable length of time since the Nimtoli fire guaranteed in excess of 100 lives in 2010. All of a sudden, we see pastors racing to Chawkbazar "worried" about the danger of synthetic distribution centers housed in private structures, as though eight years wasn't sufficient to make these industrial facilities close shop or migrate somewhere else.

In the event that anybody merits acclaim and acknowledgment, it's every one of those firemen who, regardless all things considered, battled determinedly for 14 extended periods of time to contain the flame which had transformed the spot into a scene straight out of a tragic novel.

In spite of what we'd like to trust, the Chawkbazar fire won't be our "reminder". Things will go on the same old thing once open objection fades away in a couple of days, or weeks, and the test body (our most loved activity is to set up a "test body" after any untoward occurrence or mishap) makes "proposals" which will never observe the light of day, rest guaranteed. One miracles why the business service is experiencing the worthless exercise of setting up an advisory group entrusted with "evaluating the degree of misfortunes and making suggestions to keep the repeat of such an episode." Because after the Nimtoli fire, one more council had made proposals that stockrooms be moved to non-local locations, and that the Fire Prevention and Extinguishing Rules 2003 and Bangladesh National Building Code be authorized, in addition to other things. None of that at any point occurred.

Nothing changed after Nimtoli. Also, there's essentially no motivation to think anything will change presently despite the fact that the repulsiveness that we saw unfurl starting Wednesday night is one of the deadliest flame flare-ups in the nation's history.

This is the outcome—and will keep on being so—of letting force, debasement and a demeanor of benefit at-any-cost run wild. This is the reason debacles like Rana Plaza and the Chawkbazar fire are definitely not "stunning". These fiascoes were really taking shape for a long, long time.

It has now practically been built up that paying little heed to the starting point of the flame, combustible aromas and beauty care products that were put away in a stockroom of the second floor of the building made the flame spread. Also, to imagine that there are in excess of 25,000 synthetic stockrooms in Old Dhaka, of which 15,000 are in private structures and just two percent have authorization from the city partnership, is past irritating. Knowing very well indeed the results of a flame flare-up in any of these structures in a firmly stuffed spot like Old Dhaka where 265 to 1,100 individuals live per section of land, the city specialists have eagerly deliberately ignored to these processing plants—baited to old town by the possibility of less expensive lease—working unlawfully for God realizes to what extent. Despite the fact that the law completely banishes business associations from involving private structures, how could it be that a large number of substance stockrooms have so effectively set up shop and kept on leading business uninterruptedly? It is difficult to trust that none of the administration offices or services had any thought at about the presence of these unlawful organizations. Were the city company and flame administration and common protection office—the two of which should issue licenses to concoction industrial facilities—careless in regards to this reality? Are our administration bodies so impaired despite these compound processing plants/demise traps?

The Chawkbazar fire has put the spotlight decisively on illicit synthetic distribution centers in Old Dhaka, for clear reasons. Be that as it may, it shouldn't cover alternate infringement occurring on display. For instance, shouldn't something be said about the way that a large portion of the 24,000 structures in the 11 wards of Old Dhaka have been worked without Rajuk's endorsement? A complete negligence for legitimate urban arranging combined with debasement and renumeration have made it difficult to guarantee building oversight; cash can purchase building licenses and a crowd of different things. The thoughtless development of structures in a steady progression with no respect for the Bangladesh National Building Code or zoning laws and unlawful shops and stands have transformed this notable town into a monstrous solid wilderness with no space to move around, making it incredibly hard for any salvage group or firefighting task to carry out its responsibility if there should arise an occurrence of a crisis.

What number of structures in the region, or even in the capital all in all, cling to the "Flame Drill and Evacuation Procedure" of the Bangladesh National Building Code which expresses that "Every single building will have a crisis clearing convention, medical aid firefighting plan, preparing and obligations of the tenants supplemented with the arrangements gave in that"? Perhaps it's unrealistic reasoning however could this have spared all the more valuable lives on that game changing night in Hazi Wahed Mansion, the four-story building immersed by the ruinous flame in Chawkbazar, had this strategy been set up?

A national propensity for making elaborate laws however never implementing them has ended up being exceptionally expensive (and these concoction manufacturing plants and much of the time even the structures they involve have disregarded each law in the book), yet there is no motivation to trust that the Chawkbazar flame will turn things around and make our obstinate frame of mind of esteeming benefit over human lives leave. After some time passes, it'll be the same old thing.

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