Fire at Maya’s Ambedkar Park in Noida

A fire broke out on Tuesday at the controversial Ambedkar Park, the Rs 650-crore dream project of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, here.

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2011, 17:50 PM IST

Noida: A fire broke out on Tuesday at the
controversial Ambedkar Park, the Rs 650-crore dream project of
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, here.

The blaze, which had broke out at the dome of the central
building being constructed at the park, was, however, doused
by three fire tenders within half an hour, officials said.

Around 100 workers were present in the park when the
incident took place but there was no report of any casualty,
they said, adding that the cause of the fire is yet to be
known.

The park, spread over 33.43 acre, is being built as a
tribute to BR Ambedkar, one of the architects of the
Constitution, and to Mayawati`s mentor late Kanshi Ram, who
founded the ruling BSP in the state.

The Mayawati government had triggered a controversy by
changing the land use of the park and starting construction
activities for setting up the Kanshi Ram Research Institute.

The Supreme Court, which had stopped work for the project
since October 9, 2009, last month gave conditional approval
for the park`s development, saying construction can take place
in only 25 per cent of its area.

PTI