Fire at EV parking in Delhi, nearly hundred cars and e-rickshaws gutted

The fire broke out at the parking for electric vehicles near Jamia Nagar Metro station on Wednesday morning. No casualties have been reported in the incident.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 08 Jun 2022, 01:16 PM
A fire broke out at the parking for electric vehicles near Jamia Nagar Metro station on Wednesday morning.
A major fire broke out at an electric vehicle parking station at the Main Tikona Part near the Jamia Nagar Metro Station in Delhi on Wednesday, June 8, damaging hundreds of vehicles, including EVs.
At least 80 electric rickshaws along with 10 cars and a two-wheeler were completely charred in the incident, ANI reported. No one has been injured in the incident as of now.
According to the Delhi Fire Service, the reason behind the fire has not been ascertained yet. Prima facie, it is believed that a short circuit may have caused the fire.
The Delhi Fire Service had put at least 11 fire tenders to tackle the flame that engulfed the area which was later brought under control.
The Delhi Fire Service said that some vehicles were burnt beyond recognition, in the fire.
A fire broke out at the parking for electric vehicles near Jamia Nagar Metro station on Wednesday morning.
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A major fire broke out at an electric vehicle parking station at the Main Tikona Part near the Jamia Nagar Metro Station in Delhi on Wednesday, June 8, damaging hundreds of vehicles, including EVs.
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A major fire broke out at an electric vehicle parking station at the Main Tikona Part near the Jamia Nagar Metro Station in Delhi on Wednesday, June 8, damaging hundreds of vehicles, including EVs.
At least 80 electric rickshaws along with 10 cars and a two-wheeler were completely charred in the incident, ANI reported. No one has been injured in the incident as of now.
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At least 80 electric rickshaws along with 10 cars and a two-wheeler were completely charred in the incident, ANI reported. No one has been injured in the incident as of now.
According to the Delhi Fire Service, the reason behind the fire has not been ascertained yet. Prima facie, it is believed that a short circuit may have caused the fire.
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According to the Delhi Fire Service, the reason behind the fire has not been ascertained yet. Prima facie, it is believed that a short circuit may have caused the fire.
The Delhi Fire Service had put at least 11 fire tenders to tackle the flame that engulfed the area which was later brought under control.
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The Delhi Fire Service had put at least 11 fire tenders to tackle the flame that engulfed the area which was later brought under control.
The Delhi Fire Service said that some vehicles were burnt beyond recognition, in the fire.
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The Delhi Fire Service said that some vehicles were burnt beyond recognition, in the fire.

A major fire broke out at an electric vehicle parking station in Delhi on Wednesday, June 8, damaging hundreds of vehicles, including EVs. The fire, which broke out at the Main Tikona Park near the Jamia Nagar Metro Station on Wednesday, has since been doused. According to reports shared by news agency ANI, at least 80 electric rickshaws along with 10 cars and a two-wheeler were completely charred in the incident. No one has been injured in the incident as of now.

(Also see | More pics of the fire incident at the Delhi EV parking near Jamia Nagar Metro Station)

Atul Garg, Director of Delhi Fire Service, said that the fire broke out at around 5 am on Wednesday. According to the Delhi Fire Service, the reason behind the fire has not been ascertained yet. Prima facie, it is believed that a short circuit may have caused the fire. The Delhi Fire Service had put at least 11 fire tenders to tackle the flame that engulfed the area. It was later brought under control.

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The Delhi Fire Service said that a total of 93 vehicles were burnt, some beyond recognition, in the fire. These include 10 cars, 1 motorcycle, 2 scooty, 30 new e-rickshaws, and 50 old e-rickshaws had caught fire.

First Published Date: 08 Jun 2022, 11:24 AM IST
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