Published On : Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

Fire Brigade puts the dilapidated Gandhibagh market building on notice, warns of a disaster

 

The Panjwani Market building, located at Teen Nal Chowk, Gandhibagh, is 15 meters in height and about 40 shops are situated in the building. Hundreds of people visit the Panjwani Market daily. Moreover, the staircase is common for two buildings. If a tragedy were to take place, the possibility of a large number of human casualties cannot be ruled, the Fire Brigade said. The Fire Brigade has directed the concerned authorities to snap the water and power connections of the building.

 

One such dilapidated building in-front of Dinanath School, Dhantoli

Nagpur News:

The Fire Brigade Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has put on notice the dilapidated building of “Panjwani Market” and has warned of a potential disaster if the building is not vacated immediately. The Fire Brigade has directed the concerned authorities to snap the water and power connections of the building. The danger of collapsing the building is lurking, the Fire Brigade said.

The Panjwani Market building, located at Teen Nal Chowk, Gandhibagh, is 15 meters in height and about 40 shops are situated in the building. Hundreds of people visit the Panjwani Market daily. Moreover, the staircase is common for two buildings. If a tragedy were to take place, the possibility of a large number of human casualties cannot be ruled, the Fire Brigade said. The building doesn’t have any firefighting equipment like sprinklers, fire extinguishers to tackle any fire incident. The building owners have flatly refused to install the firefighting equipment despite directions in this connection by the Ganjipeth Fire Station Chief Dharmapal Nakade and Lakadganj Fire Station Chief Chandankhede when they had inspected the building. The hazardous situation forced the Fire Brigade declare the building “dangerous” and issue directions to Electricity and Water Works Department to cut off power and water connections of the building, informed the Chief Fire Officer Rajendra Uchke. Similarly, the Fire Brigade has issued notices of snapping power and water connections of high rise buildings and hospitals having no firefighting arrangements, Uchke added.

MIDAS HEIGHTS THE TARGET:

The NMC had issued notice to Midas Heights, an important hub for medical services in Ramdaspeth, to install firefighting equipments. But till today, the Midas Heights has utterly failed to install any firefighting equipment. And now faces snapping of water and power connections, said the Chief Fire Officer Rajendra Uchke.