Fire in Manesar factory, workers escape unhurt

  • Rashpal Singh, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: May 30, 2016 13:41 IST
A major fire broke out at the The Manesar plant of Subros Limited on Sunday. (HT PHOTO)

A major fire broke out at the Manesar plant of Subros Limited, manufacturer of air conditioners and transport refrigerator systems. The incident happened on Sunday afternoon when more than 150 staff members were working inside the plant located in Sector 8 of Phase-3, Manesar.

More than twenty fire tenders from Manesar, Gurgaon and neighbouring Rewari were rushed to the spot as the local fire brigade system failed to contain the fire. No casualty was reported and all workers escaped unhurt.

According to factory workers, the loss because of the incident could run into crores since the facility was running on modern machinery.

“We got information regarding the fire at 2:12 pm and rushed fire tenders to the spot. Since it was a major fire, more fire tenders were called from Gurgaon, Rewari and some private companies in Manesar,” said chief fire officer Ishm Singh. The fire dousing operation continued till late evening.

According to fire officers, short circuit might have been the reason behind the incident. However, nothing can be said for sure till the area is investigated properly.

The plant is spread on 38,000 square metres of land and is equipped with the latest-state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facilities. The company has also collaborated with several Japanese companies.

According to officials from the fire department, there were about 150 workers inside the plant who immediately vacated the premises. “If the fire incident had happened on a weekday, it would have proved fatal. Around 1,000 staff members work in the plant on weekdays,” said an official.

Subros Limited is a joint venture public limited company with ownership of an Indian family and Japanese companies. The company has two plants in Noida, one each in Manesar, Pune, Chennai, and Sanand.

Information of the incident spread immediately with photos and videos of the incident beign circulated on social media.

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