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Ahmedabad game zones under strict scanner after Rajkot fire

Updated: May 27th, 2024

Ahmedabad Game Zones

Following the horrendous accident that claimed 28 lives at Rajkot’s TRP Game Zone, all game zones in the state, including those in Ahmedabad, were closed with immediate effect.

On May 26, three separate teams were formed to investigate more than 18 game zones in Ahmedabad. These teams scrutinised Funblast (Gota), Funblast (Sindhu Bhavan), Shott, Bounce, Ahmedabad One Mall, and Palladium Mall, among other prominent locations in the city.

A thorough report will be submitted after an investigation by a team composed of the fire brigade, police, electricity supply company, and other expert personnel. Based on this report, authoritative action will be taken.

According to sources, there are about 45 registered game zones in Ahmedabad, while twice as many game zones are operating illegally.

Additional chief fire officer of the Ahmedabad fire brigade, Mithun Mistry, said, “Three separate teams have been formed to investigate the game zones in Ahmedabad. The work was done by these teams under the leadership of the city engineer of the North West zone, South West zone, and East zone. Each team includes an assistant engineer, chief officer of the central workshop, torrent power officer, fire station officer, and assistant commissioner of police (ACP) level officers.”

Instructions were passed to the officers to conclude the investigation work by this morning.

Various issues were checked in various game zones, including whether the game zone has been given permission by the police and revenue authority, whether the permitted crowd capacity is maintained, whether there is an entry route, exit route, and emergency exit route in the game zone, and if so, whether it is adequate or not, whether the electrical wiring is done properly, whether the power load and cable capacity are sufficient, and whether the installed games are firmly fixed or not.

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