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Fire breaks out in Parliament's Lok Sabha TV control room

A fire broke out in the control room of the Lok Sabha television on the eve of Budget day (Wednesday). Though, no casualties or injuries were reported.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 1 Feb 2017 5:22 AM GMT

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Fire breaks out in Parliament's Lok Sabha TV control room
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New Delhi: A fire broke out in the control room of the Lok Sabha television on the eve of Budget day (Wednesday). Though, no casualties or injuries were reported.

The fire was doused within 15 minutes and the situation was brought under control.

The chief fire officer of Delhi Fire services Atul Garg said, "A call was received around 0930 hours about a fire breaking in room number 50 of the Parliament House. A UPS caught fire, sending plumes of smoke which alerted those present there."

He added, "The UPS was in the server room on the first floor, from where feeds of Parliament proceedings are sent to Lok Sabha TV."

  • The fire took place in the number 50 of Parliament .
  • All the events happening in the parliament are telecasts through Lok Sabha Channel.
  • Five fire tenders were immediately rushed to the parliament as soon as the incident was reported.
  • Senior officials are assessing the severity of damage.

The control room is located two rooms away from where a Cabinet meeting will be held today before the budget is presented.

The 89 years old parliament was designed by Edwin Lutyens.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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