A large hearth has been on for over 9 hours within the multi-storied Satpura Bhawan — one of many buildings housing varied authorities workplaces in Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has dialled defence minister Rajnath Singh, looking for assist from the Indian Air Pressure to douse the blaze. Particular IAF plane will fly to Bhopal tonight to assist douse the fireplace.
Mr Chauhan has additionally dialled Prime Minister Narendra Modi and briefed him.
The constructing was evacuated in time and nobody was injured.
Sources mentioned the fireplace began round 4 pm from the third ground of the federal government constructing, housing the regional workplace of Tribal Welfare Division. From the third ground, the fireplace had unfold quick to 3 higher flooring. Because the raging inferno got here in touch with air conditioners and a few fuel cylinders, there have been a number of blasts.
Sources mentioned all of the workplaces positioned there bore the brunt of the fireplace, together with the well being division workplace, the place recordsdata have been destroyed.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has directed the Air Pressure to make use of AN-32 plane and MI-15 choppers to succeed in Bhopal tonight. Sources mentioned they might attempt to extinguish the fireplace by pouring water from the highest of the Satpura constructing with buckets.
The Chief Minister is monitoring the progress of the fire-fighting operations. He has additionally shaped a probe panel, comprising Extra Chief Secretary (Dwelling), Principal Secretary (City Improvement), Principal Secretary (PWD) and ADG (Fireplace) to look into the reason for the fireplace.
Authorities sources mentioned three departments had been housed on the affected flooring of Satpura constructing — Tribal Welfare Division, Transport Division and the Well being Division.