Sources said that the MHA asked the Delhi Police to submit details of the incident and the action taken thereafter, as well as the flouting of norms.
There was an oil leakage at the Uphaar site and the fire spilled over to the parking bay gutting 27 cars that were parked there.
Tahasildar Vijaya Reddy was in her office when the culprit went inside and spoke to her for some time. He then pulled out a bottle with him and sprinkled petrol over her and set her on fire.
Bengaluru’s first police helpline, Namma 100, will soon change to Dial 112, the pan-India number of the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) for citizens in emergencies.
As soon as the fire was reported, those present in the hotel were evacuated and simultaneously, people in the adjoining residential buildings were also alerted, he said.
According to official sources, the fire started following an electric short circuit and flames spread quickly to the entire floor.
Even a day after the flames were doused, smoke continues to emanate from the debris along with an unpleasant odour.
The fire broke out on September 11 on the 'Coolie No. 1', which is located at Filmistan studio in Goregaon.
According to port officials, operations at the berth resumed by morning after the fire was doused, and an enquiry has been ordered to ascertain the facts.
Revenue department’s decision to ease up the process of obtaining trade permits is a shocking departure from complying to fire-safety measures
According to the hospital authorities, the fire broke out due to a short circuit in a machine. The fire was brought under control by 9.25 am, the fire official added.
Though Prakash got stuck in his seat, he managed to open the hydraulic doors which enabled 25 passengers to escape to safety.
Minister of State for Urban Development Ranjit Patil said in the state Assembly that a total of 49,391 fire mishaps were reported in the megapolis between 2008 and 2018.