Huge fire in CGO Complex Central Delhi
NEW DELHI: Huge fire has erupted in the building where several prime government offices in central Delhi this morning. Security personnel has been injured and taken to the hospital. 25 fire engines working on the location prior to control the fire near the hustling Lodhi Road and the Barapullah flyover.
The fire, now under control, started on the fifth floor of the Pandit Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan, at the office of the Social Justice Ministry.
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) sub-inspector fell unconscious after sucking in the smoke and was taken to the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), but he is safe now, the fire department officials said.
Many government offices, including a branch of the Indian Air Force, Water and Sanitation Ministry, the Forest Ministry and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), are housed in the Antyodaya Bhawan in the CGO complex.
This complex is called Paryavaran Bhawan until 2016.