Implementation of Lift Act under consideration: Uttar Pradesh Power Ministry
The Ministry of Power is considering the implementation of the Lift and Elevators Safety Act following the death of a woman in a lift accident, where the cable snapped causing a free-fall between two floors.
The Ministry of Power said that they are considering the implementation of the Lift Act, in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Friday.
This legislative action comes after a 73-year-old woman died of a suspected cardiac arrest after the lift she was in experienced a catastrophic fall. The incident was reported from the Paras Tierra society in Noida on August 4.
As per information, the lift's cable snapped, causing it to free-fall before abruptly stopping between two floors.
Following the incident, Greater Noida's Jewar assembly MLA Dhirendra Singh met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on August 8, seeking the formation of an Act for safety of residents in lift and its immediate implementation.
He emphasised the need for immediate and comprehensive redressal of complaints through the Act, which he believes will safeguard residents of the rapidly proliferating high-rise societies across the national capital region.
Responding to the queries of Dhirendra Singh and Noida MLA Pankaj Singh today, the Ministry of Power said, "Under the sections of Central Electricity Authority Regulations, 2010, all the lift manufacturers are issued certification after due process of inspection. In Gautam Budh Nagar also, the escalators and lifts have been granted certification only after due inspection. The usage of lifts in high rise buildings is increasing every day. The Lift and Escalators Act is under consideration."