Indian authorities suspend 105 hotel licenses after deadly Delhi hotel fire

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Six days after a deadly inferno at Hotel Arpit Palace that killed 17 people, the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) on Monday suspended licenses of 105 hotels operating in Karol Bagh area of central Delhi, an official said.

“As part of an on-going drive to suspend licences of hotels running in Karol Bagh area in violation of the safety rules, issued by the fire department, we have inspected 145 hotels of which licences of 105 have been suspended,” Atul Garg, a top fire services official, told IANS.

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There are 300 hotels operating in the Karol Bagh area and the DFS team is inspecting each of them.

Seventeen people were killed in a fire at Hotel Arpit Palace in the congested Karol Bagh area on February 12.