Officials said that narrow lanes and overcrowding have been big challenges for them while extinguishing the fire. He says that five buildings have been affected due to the fire, but there have been no casualties.
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Delhi’s Chandni Chowk Bhagirath Palace Market The efforts to extinguish the fire are continuing for the third consecutive day, till now the fire has not been completely controlled. While about 200 shops have been burnt to ashes in this incident. This information was given by the officials. He told that 14 fire tenders are engaged in extinguishing the fire. Traders claimed that they have suffered a loss of more than Rs 400 crore.
A senior police officer said that about 200 shops nearby were gutted in the fire that broke out in the wholesale market of electronic equipment. In this incident, traders have suffered a loss of about 500 crores. He said a case has been registered against unknown persons under Indian Penal Code sections 285 (negligent conduct in relation to fire or inflammable substance) and 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others).
The fire broke out again in the market
Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena took stock of the situation after reaching Bhagirath Palace market in Chandni Chowk on Saturday. According to the fire department, the fire was reported at 9.19 pm on Thursday night. After a fire broke out in a shop in Mahalakshmi market, it spread to electric equipment shops located nearby. In this regard, a police officer said that the fire was brought under control on Friday morning and the process of refrigeration of the place was underway. But the fire broke out again in the evening and it took a terrible form once again.
Saxena, who reached this market in the morning to take stock of the situation, said that the work of refrigeration of the spot is going on. He tweeted that there is a high risk of fire in such areas due to hanging wires, overloaded circuits, old buildings, lack of water and narrow streets. He said that Chandni Chowk, Sadar Bazar, Paharganj and other such areas In collaboration with the local people and other parties, an interdisciplinary committee has been constituted to find ways to effectively solve these issues, from which a report has been sought in 30 days.
Traders angry due to non-arrival of Kejriwal-Sisodia
Officials said that narrow lanes and overcrowding have been big challenges for them while extinguishing the fire. He says that five buildings have been affected due to the fire, but there has been no casualty. Atul Garg, director of the Delhi Fire Service, said that the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Meanwhile, Praveen Khandelwal, general secretary of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAT), in a statement criticized Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for not visiting the spot.
Khandelwal said that December 4 is now a fatal date for Kejriwal and his party. Gross neglect of traders in difficult times is not acceptable at all. Voting for Delhi Municipal Corporation elections will be held on December 4 and counting of votes will take place on December 7.