Fire fighters conduct cooling-off exercise at container depot

Last Updated: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 23:03

New Delhi: Fire fighters on Sunday continued the
cooling-off exercise in a south Delhi container depot, one
of the biggest such facilities in Asia, where a massive fire
destroyed 24 of the 25 warehouses that store goods worth
crores of rupees meant for exports.

Fire was simmering at the depot in Tuglaqabad and fire
fighters conducted cooling-off exercise, fire brigade
officials said, adding authorities also began the removal of
waste from the depot.

Meanwhile, police began its investigations by registering
a case of negligence against unknown persons.

The blaze started at around 5 am yesterday and 32 fire
tenders were rushed, which took around five hours to douse the
flames.

The Delhi Exporters Association has claimed 90 per cent
of the material was gutted and the damages were to the tune of
Rs 100 crore.

The association president S P Aggarwal demanded adequate
compensation for the losses and said they should be given loan
at zero per cent interest by the government to revive their
business.

The Inland Container Depot (ICD), as it is officially
known, is spread over 60 hectares.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 23:03

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