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SUV catches fire under Rajiv Chowk flyover; none injured

An SUV caught fire on Tuesday morning below the Rajiv Chowk flyover on the carriageway leading towards Manesar
By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:05 PM IST

An SUV caught fire on Tuesday morning below the Rajiv Chowk flyover on the carriageway leading towards Manesar. The driver of the vehicle, who was its sole occupant, managed to escape unhurt. No injuries were reported in the incident.

As per the fire department, their officials received a call about the incident around 9.39am. Following this, two fire tenders, one each from Sector 29 and Bhim Nagar fire departments, were rushed to the spot.

“The driver noticed smoke coming out of the front of the vehicle and parked his car on the side of the road. Within minutes, the entire front portion of the vehicle was engulfed in flames,” said Rajbir Singh, fire safety officer, Gurugram fire department. According to Singh, short-circuit was the cause of the fire.

“Our fire tenders were able to douse the flames just in time. The entire front portion of the vehicle was gutted. Flames had started reaching the back of the car. However, the firemen at the spot started the dousing operations and ensured that the flames did not reach the fuel tank at the back. They prevented the vehicle from exploding,” said Singh, adding that the dousing operations continued till 10.25am.

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Women leaders to lead farmers’ protests on March 8

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Turnout for Covid vaccination sees a spike; residents face issues during online registration

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Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari during a visit to the city on Thursday set a deadline of August 15, 2022, for shifting the Kherki Daula toll plaza on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway and making the Dwarka Expressway project operational
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51.1% of total vaccination reported from public facilities

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Poor performance in economy due to Covid-19: City-based businessmen

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By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 11:32 PM IST
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Four held for robbing Amazon goods truck containing goods worth 50 lakh

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Four held for murdering two children in Meerut

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
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