Not just Surya Sen, most Kolkata markets are fire hazards

The fire is currently under control. Though 26 engines were dispatched to the fire, 24 Ghonta says there are no fire pockets anymore and only 4 engines are still at the market.

After the fire at Stephen Court in 2010 and the AMRI fire in 2011, the questions about fire safety arise over and over again.

After every big fire, police get active but after a few months everything goes back to business as usual. Ibnlive

After every big fire, police get active but after a few months everything goes back to business as usual. Ibnlive

It's not that it comes as news to anymore that Kolkata's congested markets are fire hazards. Fire brigade personnel said what happened at Surya Sen was not surprising at all according to ABP Ananda. It was a sitting duck. And it's not the only market in the city in this state.

R Plus channel showed markets with old neglected meter boxes, hanging electric wires, missing buckets of sand.

After every big fire, police get active but after a few months everything goes back to business as usual. So the question arises what lessons do we learn from each of these fires?

Does the administration really crackdown or will they only react after a fire breaks out. Surya Sen Market is not the only Jatugriha in the city.


Updated Date: Feb 27, 2013 11:59 AM

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