The fireplace mishap at Keshari Mall close to market constructing space in Bhubaneswar on Friday night time has uncovered the chinks in present fireplace security measures. The merchants raked up such loopholes earlier than the newly-elected Mayor of Bhubaneswar Municipal Company (BMC) Sulochana Das’ spot go to final night time.
The merchants alleged that although BMC is charging cash in the direction of upkeep, no provision has been made for the upkeep of fireside extinguishers on the mall.
“The BMC authorities are charging hefty quantity as upkeep cost, however they don’t seem to be offering any facility. If any dealer fails to pay the upkeep cost on time, the facility provide is snapped,” alleged a dealer.
The dealer, whose store was gutted within the fireplace mishap, stated that inventory price Rs 22 lakh had arrived at his store yesterday. Moreover, he had an outdated inventory of Rs 18 lakh.
“There may be completely no fireplace security measures right here. The fireplace extinguishers are empty. No fireplace security mock drill has been performed to this point,” the dealer alleged.
Responding to the allegations, BMC Mayor Sulochana Das stated, “It’s an unlucky incident. We rushed to the spot after getting details about the hearth mishap. We’ll conduct an investigation to determine the trigger behind the hearth.”
Based on stories, some safety guards noticed smoke billowing out of the mall which typically shuts down round 10 pm. The blaze was introduced underneath management after due intervention of 5 fire-fighting groups.