A large hearth broke out within the outlets of Bhagirath Palace market of Chandni Chowk, New Delhi on Thursday evening. Round 18 to twenty hearth tenders rushed to the spot to douse the hearth.
The method of extinguishing is underway.
In the meantime, no official phrase got here on any casuality or supply of the hearth.
Extra particulars are awaited on the incident.
How a lot dense market of Chandni Chowk ready to cope with hearth incident
Delhi Lieutenant Governor V Okay Saxena in final month introduced that the hearth tenders and ambulances will quickly be deployed in and round Chandni Chowk to cope with emergency conditions within the space identified for its heritage buildings and outdated markets.
Saxena has mentioned an train to determine fire-prone areas for deployment of fireplace tenders as additionally for deployment of ambulances is being undertaken right here by the hearth division.
The “initiative can be began from Chandni Chowk earlier than Diwali”, he mentioned.
“They complained about overhanging electrical wires that usually result in hearth incidents within the space and requested for LG’s quick intervention to handle the problem,” the Raj Niwas mentioned in an announcement.
They delivered to his discover, a number of restrictions and issues that not solely affected their each day companies but in addition brought about hardships to a lot of individuals, notably the aged, ladies and kids, residing within the space, it mentioned.
A stretch of Chandni Chowk has been revamped as a part of the Delhi authorities’s redevelopment challenge.
Delhi chief secretary, particular officer of Municipal Company of Delhi (MCD), particular commissioner of police (site visitors) and a number of other different senior officers of MCD, Public Works Division (PWD) and Delhi Police accompanied the LG throughout the go to, it mentioned.
The LG was additionally knowledgeable that other than over 60 katras that appeal to lakhs of individuals day by day, almost 60,000 individuals additionally reside within the slim bylanes of Chandni Chowk and big congestion typically results in hearth and medical emergencies, it mentioned.
The LG instructed officers to determine and develop one ‘katra’ as a pilot, and later replicate the mannequin to different katras and markets in Chandni Chowk, the assertion mentioned.
The redevelopment of the katra envisages facade enchancment, eradicating overhanging electrical wires, restore of footpaths, drainage and restore and upkeep of road lights amongst different works, it mentioned.
In October, the Delhi Fireplace Service fashioned an inside committee headed by the Chief Fireplace Officer to determine 50 mishap-prone spots within the nationwide capital the place cellular hearth tenders will be deployed, an official mentioned on Sunday.
Locations like Chandi Chowk and Sadar Bazar might have hearth stations close by however as a result of congested and slim lanes, the tenders take time to succeed in there, a cellular hearth tender and PCR van will attain such locations within the shortest time potential.
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