Kolkata Bagri Market Fire: Case Against Owners For Leasing Out Bathrooms, Staircase for Storage Facility

Kolkata: The West Bengal Fire Services Ministry on Tuesday lodged a censure opposite a owners of Kolkata’s Bagree Market for lacking correct firefighting arrangements and for leasing out bathrooms and staircase areas for storage facility.

The preference was taken – amid criticism from a traders – following a harmful glow that engulfed 150-year-old Bagri Market on Sep 16.

Bagri Market is in Burra Bazar area, that is one of a country’s largest indiscriminate business centres. Traders claimed that products value Rs 200 crore (approx) was gutted.

A box was lodged during Burra Bazar military hire opposite a directors of BagriEstate Pvt. Ltd, including Radha Bagri, Varun Raj Bagri and a Chief Executive Officer of Bagri Estate Krishna Kumar Kothari.

Despite steady attempts nothing of a directors of Bagri Estate Pvt. Ltd was accessible for comments.

During initial probe, a officers found that nothing of them stay during a addresses they mentioned in a central documents.

“They are not responding to a notice. We are looking for them for serve investigation. We found some critical lapses as distant as glow reserve measures are concerned,” a comparison military officer said.

State Fire Services Minister Sovan Chatterjee said, “We will take movement opposite traders in all large markets who are doing business (without any trade licence) by encroaching a footpaths.”

Meanwhile, a Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has motionless to come adult with new glow reserve manners following a glow incident. As per a new designed rules, owners of a blurb buildings will not be given trade licences if they destroy to follow imperative glow reserve norms.

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