MTNL Building Fire: BJP MP Poonam Mahajan demands high level inquiry

In the letter, BJP MP Poonam Mahajan informed that during the detailed inquiry it was discovered that the MTNL office building did not have sufficient fire fighting equipment

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Poonam Mahajan wrote to Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad demanding a high-level inquiry in connection with the MTNL building fire incident in which nearly 80 staff members were trapped.

In the letter, Mahajan informed that during the detailed inquiry it was discovered that the MTNL office building did not have fire fighting equipment including fire alarms and there were no emergency announcements. Moreover, the fire extinguishers available were not enough to get the situation under control. 

The office is located in a crowded vicinity of Bandra and (such incidents) could prove to be a grave danger to citizens residing nearby. Hence, I request you to look into this matter personally and order a high-level inquiry to find the actual cause of the incident,” BJP MP Poonam Mahajan asserted in the letter.

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On Monday, a major fire broke out at MTNL building in Bandra West and nearly 70-80 people were trapped inside the building. The Mumbai Fire Brigade managed to rescue every person and got the situation under control. However, the building doesn’t have a valid fire audit from BMC’s fire department too. 


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