In yet another burst at the Sector-17 Bank Square, the Punjab treasury and records office — situated on the fourth floor of Punjab Financial Corporation building — went up on fire on Monday.
The fire that broke out around 3pm at shop-cum-office (SCO) 95-96 was brought under control before it could spread to the rest of the floors and structures, yet not before making alarm in the region.
As the treasury office is being moved to Punjab Yojana Bhawan in Sector 33, just the furniture and some old documents were gutted.
Be that as it may, the occurrence has at the end of the day conveyed to the fore poor fire security game plans in the territory.
At the point when the fire began, the workers and circuit repairmen, who were expelling the fans and aeration and cooling systems, were out for lunch.
A worker, Deepak, who saw smoke surging out of the building raised the caution.
Deepak said inside minutes, the fire spread and whole furniture and documents were gutted. "We were moving the things for as long as four days," he said.
have been caused by a short out.
The building's fire framework was not in working condition. Hydrants, locators, hose reel, sprinklers, smoke indicators and water tank, nothing was operational.
"We will soon issue a notice to them," he said.
Boss fire officer Shilpi Dutta Pattar stated: "I have as of now issued headings for the review of structures in Sector 17. The fire division has as of now begun with government structures."
30 minutes lost because of stick pressed parking area
Indeed, even as the office squeezed eight fire tenders into benefit at 3.15 pm, the firefighters took thirty minutes to achieve the back of the working, from where flares were rising.
Reason: Heavy vehicle surge in the paid stopping.
"We had an intense time achieving the building's back, as vehicles were stopped there. We needed to bring our fire tenders from the opposite side, which took about 30 minutes," said Sharma.
According to standards, each parking area ought to separate fire zones. Be that as it may, in Chandigarh, these are lost at all parking garages.
In the interim, there was freeze among individuals working and going to the abutting structures in Bank Square. Every one of them cleared the structures, including Hotel Haryana, which is beside the monetary enterprise building.
A guest to Hotel Haryana, Dinesh Kumar, stated: "As we saw smoke, we ran out in the open. There was freeze and a great many people working in the banks in close-by structures had additionally turned out.
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