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Mantralaya fire

Mantralaya fire: Work resumes, staff pays tributes to victims

On Thursday, a massive fire gutted large parts of the top four floors of the building.


Major fire engulfed the fourth, fifth and sixth floors of Mantralaya on June 21. Express Photo
Maha govt to re-construct damaged files in 3 steps

Sunday , 24 June '12

Major fire engulfed the fourth, fifth and sixth floors of Mantralaya on June 21.
Chavan with deputy Pawar
At Mantralaya, firemen fought alterations, blocked passages

Saturday , 23 June '12

Firemen were given 3-decade-old plan of the building, completely different from the new layout.
BJP president Nitin Gadkari
Maha secretariat fire: Gadkari demands probe by SC judge

Friday , 22 June '12

Fire badly exposed the poor disaster management plan of Maharashtra government, says Gadkari.
Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar
No pvt company should rebuild mantralaya building: Pawar

Friday , 22 June '12

The new building should be constructed but the government should build it, says Pawar.
Mantralaya blaze was disaster waiting to happen: RTI activist. (Images: Reuters)
Mantralaya blaze was disaster waiting to happen: RTI activist

Friday , 22 June '12

Prithviraj Chavan and Ashok Chavan should take up responsibility of Mantralaya fire, says RTI activist.
A major fire broke out at the fourth floor of the Mantralaya building which houses the state secretariat in so...
Mantralaya fire: CM to hold special Cabinet meeting

Friday , 22 June '12

The devastating fire left two persons dead and 16 injured and destroyed large number of files.
Firefighters try to douse a major fire that broke out at the Mantralaya building in Mumbai. (Express photo)
Mantralaya fire death toll climbs to 5

Friday , 22 June '12

After 12 hours, Mantralaya fire doused; cooling operation to continue.
Cops block roads, traffic snarls add to chaos

Friday , 22 June '12

Traffic in South Mumbai was thrown out of gear late on Thursday evening with the traffic police blocking roads leading to Mantralaya after the fire that broke out.
12 injured, one critical

Friday , 22 June '12

Twelve persons who were injured in the fire at Mantralaya were rushed to the state-run JJ Hospital, St George Hospital and Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital.
Brigade Call: Fire officials

Friday , 22 June '12

When the Fire Brigade emergency control room received the first call about the fire in Mantralaya around 2.45 pm, it was declared a Grade 2 fire, before being upgraded to a ‘Brigade Call’ within an hour.
Dy CM Ajit Pawar outside Mantralaya
Securitymen led Pawar to safety but left visitors to fend for themselves

Friday , 22 June '12

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was escorted away by his security within minutes of the fire breaking out, while 50-60 others in the office and waiting room had to stumble through thick smoke and struggle with a jammed door before finally finding their way out through a window.
Mantralaya fire: Close shave for Divisional Commissioner Deshmukh

Friday , 22 June '12

PMC takes stock of fire safety measures at civic body headquarters
Building had no insurance cover

Friday , 22 June '12

Even as all prime buildings of institutions such as Reserve Bank of India, Securities and Exchange Board of India and public sector companies have got their establishments insured, the government does not seek an insurance cover in a bid to save on high premium payment for their buildings that run into large numbers.
Fire brigade personnel at work; the force was informed about the fire around 2.45 pm
‘The wait for help was scary’

Friday , 22 June '12

It was Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) workers Suvarna Patil, Harishchandra Bhoir and Balasaheb Nimbalkar who made the first call to the fire brigade, around 2.45 pm on Thursday.