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President concerned over massive fire at AC plant in Parliament

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New Delhi : The President of India Pranab Mukherjee expressed grave concern over a massive fire broke out at the AC plant inside Parliament complex in New Delhi on Sunday afternoon, while welding work was underway gutting the unit and affecting air conditioning in the main building and it took ten fire engines to douse the flames in about 30 minutes. Mukherjee urged the authorities to conduct a speedy probe into the incident.

The fire began at around 2:21 pm at an air conditioning power plant, which is located on the periphery of the complex. Fire officials say the blaze could have been triggered by welding work during maintenance checks of the ACs. Delhi Fire Service Chief AK Sharma said prima facie it appeared to be a case of negligence as prescribed safety norms were not followed during maintenance work.

Delhi Fire Service chief A.K. Sharma said prima facie it appeared to be a case of negligence as laid down safety norms were not followed in the maintenance work. The fire department got a call at fire at 2:21pm and ten fire tenders were rushed to the spot immediately to bring the blaze under control. 


There were no injuries, fire officials said. Thick black smoke was seen billowing above the red sandstone boundary wall of the 88-year-old Parliament complex as the flames raged just a few hundred metres away from the main building which suffered no damage.

joint commissioner of Police (New Delhi) M.K. Meena said, “We have initiated an enquiry into the matter. We will look into all aspects including the cause and circumstances of the fire and take action against those found responsible.”


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