1. President Pranab Mukherjee expresses concern over Parliament complex fire; calls for urgent probe

President Pranab Mukherjee expresses concern over Parliament complex fire; calls for urgent probe

President Pranab Mukherjee today expressed serious concern over the massive fire which broke out inside the Parliament complex...

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 22, 2015 7:08 PM

President Pranab Mukherjee today expressed serious concern over the massive fire which broke out inside the Parliament complex here this afternoon.

Noting that the complete safety and security of the Parliament complex must be ensured at all times, Mukherjee asked the authorities concerned to conduct an urgent inquiry into the cause of the fire and take the necessary steps to prevent such incidents in the future, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement here.

A major fire broke out at the AC plant inside Parliament complex here today while welding work was underway, gutting the unit and affecting air-conditioning in the main building. It took 10 fire engines about 30 minutes to douse the flames. There were no injuries, fire officials said.

The two Houses of Parliament, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, went on a month-long break on Friday.

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