Major fire breaks out at CEAT's tyre manufacturing unit, disrupts train services

Written by PTI | Mumbai | Updated: Feb 24 2014, 02:31am hrs
FireThe fire broke out at CEAT's tyre manufacturing unit at around 5.50 pm. Reuters
A massive fire today gutted a tyre manufacturing unit, situated alongside Nahur suburban railway station near Bhandup in north-eastern Mumbai here and also disrupted the train services, officials said.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) disaster management cell said that as many as 10 fire tenders and an equal number of water tankers have been rushed to the spot, to extinguish the blaze, which is yet to be brought under control.

"Efforts by the fire brigade personnel were on to douse the blaze. There was still no details of any casualties or loss of property," the BMC official said.

Electricity supply to the Nahur suburban railway station had to be shut down due to the fire in the Ceat tyre factory. A senior railway official said that suburban local trains running towards Kalyan from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station, on central line, were running late by at least half an hour after trains moving on the slow track had to be diverted onto the fast track beyond the Vikhroli suburban railway station.