Fire breaks out KTC bus stand in Panaji

Panaji fire

Goa, Oct 2: A fire broke out at Kadamaba Transport Corporation (KTC) bus stand and also houses a transport department office in Panaji on Monday.

Six fire tenders present at the spot to douse the flames.

No casualties were, however, reported.

Director of Transport Nikhil Desai said the fire that started on Monday morning, could have destroyed old files and records from the Panaji Road Transport Office.

“There is a major damage to enforcement and registration sections and old records could be lost due to the fire. Our digitised records are safe,” Desai told reporters, adding that an enquiry had been launched into the cause of the incident.

Eyewitnesses said the fire started soon after clouds of dark smoke started emanating from the bus stand premises for several minutes, which alerted commuters and shopkeepers who run business establishments in the premises.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar also took a stock of the situation the Panaji bus stand, which is the state’s biggest bus station and used by thousands of commuters for intra-state and inter-state commuting.

Wefornews Bureau





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