HYDERABAD: In the last five days, three major fire mishaps have been reported in the city damaging property worth crores of rupees. A Volvo bus caught fire on June 10, an entire floor in a hotel at Abids got gutted on June 12, while two days ago, 75 shops and four lorries went up in flames in a massive fire at Kukatpally exhibition.
Not just in the last five days, the city has had a rash of as many as 359 accidents till May this year of which 187 occurred in that month alone. Going by the trend of increasing fire mishaps year after year, experts say that given the rising temperature, duplicate wiring, swelling air-conditioned office spaces and maintenance negligence, the fire mishaps will only increase in the days to come. "Even the state government is spending crores of rupees on setting up the fire safety equipment but the maintenance part is zero," said Ravinder Kolishetty, a fire safety equipment supplier. Shetty is surprised as to how the contractor managed to hold the exhibition at such a big scale at Kukatpally without obtaining an NOC from the fire services department and giving a complete go-by to fire safety norms. Read more
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