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Video | Fire which broke out in Parliament room doused within few minutes

A Fire Broke Out In Parliament's Room No 50 On The Eve Of Budget Day And Five Fire Tenders Were Rushed To The Spot. These Tenders Did A Fantastic Job And The Fire Was Doused Within A Short Period.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Rahul Mishra | Updated on: 31 Jan 2017, 11:40:38 PM

New Delhi:

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.

The fire was doused within 15 minutes and no casualties or injuries were reported in the incident.

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With PTI inputs

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First Published : 31 Jan 2017, 09:51:00 PM