Panchayat:Repo18/Law Manual Page0775

Rule 34

(9) Group F.-Mercantile or Commercial building shall include any building or part thereof which is used for display and sale of merchandise such as shops, stores, markets etc., either wholesale or retail. Banking and financial institutions, private business houses and professional establishments of doctors, dentists, engineers, architects, lawyers, pathological laboratories, tailor shops, video shops, barbershop, beauty parlours, news stands, milk booths, restaurants and non nuisance type of small establishments like armature winding shops using power motor or machine of capacity not exceeding 3 horse power are included in this group. Further, buildings or part of building used exclusively for parking of vehicles (parking buildings, parking plazas etc) are also included in this group.

Note.- (1) Any building with not more than 150 sq. metres built up area accommodating the use under Group C and D and with not more than 300 sq. metres built up area accommodating the use under Group E, and H shall be included in Group F.

(h) Group G1.-Low and medium hazard industrial building shall include any building or part of a building or structure, in which products or materials of all kinds and properties are fabricated, assembled, manufactured or processed and the contents are of such comparative low combustibility and the industrial processes or operations conducted therein are

(1) of such a nature that there are hardly any possibilities for any self propagating fire to occur; or

(2) liable to give rise to a fire which will burn with moderate rapidity or result in other hazardous situation and may give off a considerable volume of smoke, but from which neither toxic fumes nor explosions are to be feared in the event of fire.

Note:- Building under Group G1.- Low and medium hazard industrial, shall generally, include Engineering workshops, Automobile service station, Automobile wash stalls, Electroplating works, Service garage with repairing facilities, Poultry farms with more than 20 birds, livestock farms with more than 6 animals, furniture making units, Cashew factories, Fish processing units, Coir factories, Water treatment/Filtration plants and Water pump houses, Clock and watch manufacturing units, Bakeries and biscuit factories, confectioneries, Food processing units, Electric lamps (incandescent and fluorescent) and T.V. tube manufacturing units, Dry cleaning, dyeing and laundry units, Flour mills, Manure and fertilizer works (blending, mixing and granulating only) units, Oxygen plants, Plastic goods manufacturing and PVC Pipe Manufacturing units through injection/extrusion moulding, Printing press, Rubber goods manufacturing units, manufacture of synthetic leather, Spray painting units, and Textile mills; all up to 700 sq. metres total floor area).

(i) Group G2.- High hazard industrial building shall include any building or part of a building or structure, in which products or materials of all kinds and properties are fabricated, assembled, manufactured or processed in which the contents or industrial processes or operations conducted therein are liable to give rise to a fire which will burn with extreme rapidity or result in other hazardous situation or from which poisonous fumes or explosions are to be feared in the event of a fire.

Note (1):-Buildings under Group G2.- High hazard industrial occupancy shall generally include Bituminized paper/hessian cloth/tar felt manufacturing, Cinema films and T.V. production studios, Cotton waste factories, Distilleries, Oil mills, tyre retreading and resolving factories, Petroleum refineries and LPG bottling plants.