A day before the union budget, a fire broke out in Parliament’s room number 50 on Tuesday. Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames.
A UPS kept in one of the rooms of the Parliament caught fire, sending plumes of smoke which alerted those present there, said Atul Garg, chief fire officer, Delhi Fire Services.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley is all set to present the Union budget on Wednesday.
The fire broke out on the day when President Pranab Mukherjee flagged off the Parliament’s budget session. For the first time, the general budget and the rail budget will be merged and passed on Wednesday.
Senior officials of the fire department rushed to the spot to check about the severity of the blaze, police said.
Fire tender outside Parliament where fire broke out in room no.50 pic.twitter.com/VG1P57EpR5— ANI (@ANI_news) January 31, 2017
The fire was doused within 15 minutes and no casualties or injuries were reported in the incident.
With PTI inputs