Bhagirath palace fire: Delhi LG forms committee to address hanging wire issues


NEW DELHI: Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena on Saturday visited the Bhagirath Palace market in Chandni Chowk the place an enormous blaze broke out and the firefighting operations continued for greater than 38 hours.

After visiting the blaze web site, LG Saxena stated {that a} multi-disciplinary committee has been constituted to look into methods and technique of successfully addressing the problems of hanging wire, overloaded circuits and outdated buildings of the areas.

The committee will submit the report inside 30 days. He additionally stated that the cooling course of continues to be on.

“Visited the fire site at Bhagirath Palace, Chandni Chowk, where the cooling process is yet on. With hanging wires, overloaded circuits, old buildings, water shortage & narrow lanes, such areas are dangerously prone to blazes”, stated LG Saxena in a tweet.

In subsequent tweet, he knowledgeable, “Have constituted a multi-disciplinary committee to look into ways and means of effectively addressing these issues with active involvement of residents and other stakeholders, in areas like Chandni Chowk, Sadar Bazar, Pahar Ganj etc & submit a report within 30 days”

The incident was reported at 9.19 pm on Thursday. The fireplace broke out in a store in Mahalaxmi Market and shortly unfold to the adjoining outlets {of electrical} home equipment, based on the hearth division.

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