Bengaluru, Karnataka Chief Secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar said on Saturday that more than 300 vehicles were either damaged or burnt in the major fire mishap in Gate 5 parking lot of Aero India venue and the fire was brought down within two hours on Saturday.
A raging fire in one of the parking lot had resulted in a major fire, but the air display in the morning was completed by then and the show continued in the afternoon and there was no human causality, he said.
Mr Vijay Bhaskar said, in a statement here, that the fire mishap occured at the parking lot P 4 near Gate 5 of Aero India show. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
He said around 25 fire tenders and 150 firemen battled for two hours to get the fire under control. Despite their best efforts, some 300 plus vehicles were damaged or burnt.
Additional BMTC buses were deployed to ferry those persons whose cars were burnt and were stranded at the venue. The Karnataka government along with central agencies had taken steps by deploying a special team of surveyors assess the damage and to process the insurance claims by the vehicle owners expeditiously.
The State Transport Department through its offices shall facilitate the issue of duplicate RCs and DLs to those who have lost them in the fire, the Chief Secretary said.
The State Government has requested the union government to ask the Insurance Companies to take a lenient view with regard to the ‘fire‘ clause in the claims, he said.
Mr Vijaya Bhaskar said alternate parking place have been identified for the show on Sunday and the government would ensure that the air show is conducted without any problem on the last day of Aero India 2019.