Numaish is back on track after a two-day closure

With 4 fire tenders now, exhibitors seek extension.

Hyderabad: The exhibition at Nampally resumed on Saturday after a two-day closure. It had been shut down following Thursday’s fire incident. Footfall was less compared to that seen on weekends.

The Exhibition Society’s honorary secretary G. V. Rangareddy said they took all precautionary measures in consultation with police, fire services, GHMC and roads and buildings department officials for the safety of shoppers and visitors.

The fire services department deployed four fire tenders inside the exhibition ground.

“We asked shoppers to equip their stalls with fire extinguishing tools and avoid use of inflammable material and cooking inside the shops,” he said.

The exhibitors are demanding a 15-day extension for the exhibition, but Mr Ranga Reddy said the Society will take a decision on that after obtaining necessary permission from various departments.

He also said the Society had returned the rent amount to shoppers whose shops were gutted in the fire.

The Society will decide on compensation after obtaining assessment of losses by revenue officials and their recommendations. “We are also requesting the state government to provide monetary aid to them,” Mr Ranga Reddy said.

Kashmiri and Gujarati exhibitors were not ready to open their shops, as they wanted immediate release of compensation, but the organisers convinced them to open their shops and assured them all possible help and aid.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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