New Delhi: A massive fire broke out in the shops of Bhagirath Palace market of Delhi’s Chandni Chowk on Thursday, news agency ANI reported.
As per the report, around 18 to 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The process of extinguishing the fire is underway.
Delhi | Fierce fire broke out in the shops of Bhagirath Palace market of Chandni Chowk. Around 18 to 20 fire tenders rushed to the spot. The process of extinguishing is underway. pic.twitter.com/0dYdKQB7J1
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No casualty has been reported so far.
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Notably, Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena last month had announced that the fire tenders and ambulances will soon be deployed in and around Chandni Chowk to help deal with emergency situations in the area that is known for its heritage buildings and old markets.
Saxena said that an exercise to identify fire-prone locations for deployment of fire tenders and deployment of ambulances is being undertaken here by the fire department.
Delhi chief secretary, special officer of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), special commissioner of police (traffic) and several other senior officers of MCD, Public Works Department (PWD) and Delhi Police accompanied the LG Saxena during his visit.
Earlier, in October, the Delhi Fire Service formed an internal panel, headed by the Chief Fire Officer, to identify 50 accident-prone spots in the national capital where mobile fire tenders could be deployed.
Places such as Chandi Chowk and Sadar Bazar may have fire stations nearby, however, due to the congested and narrow lanes, the fire tenders take time to reach there, a mobile fire tender and PCR van will reach such places in the shortest time possible, the committee said.