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Govt to get Mantralaya building insured

mumbai Updated: Mar 23, 2013 02:24 IST
HT Correspondent

After the fire last year resulted in heavy damage to the Mantralaya building, the state government has now decided to get an insurance cover for the structure.

Outlining the various steps taken by the government, Ranjit Kamble, minister of state for public and works department (PWD), said, "We will insure the building after the renovation work is over."

The issue was raised by Shiv Sena MLC Neelam Gorhe who wanted to know the steps taken by the government after the fire on June 21, 2012.

She said that it was unfortunate that another fire took place this year on January 14 this year. Kamble said apart from the insurance, the state has planned other things for fire safety.

"We will have permanent water tankers and sprinklers in the premises," he said.

"We will install fire-proof doors and furniture will be made of siporex of plywood."

Kamble added that the announcement system have been improved and reflectors would be installed to ensure that people get a quick getaway during fires.