Factory Inferno: Lingaraj Biscuit Factory To Remain Closed Till Probe Is Over

Bhubaneswar: The Directorate of Factories and Boilers today asked the Lingaraj biscuit factory located near the Infosys Chhak in Patia here to shut production till completion of the investigation into the fire incident is over.

Deputy director of the Factories and Boilers Directorate Malaya Pradhan informed media persons that an investigation will be launched to find out the exact reason behind the fire at the factory and to ascertain if any safety norm was violated by the factory.

He reminded that an Assistant Director had visited factory last year and issued notice to which authorities of the plant have not complied as yet.”

After the implementation of GST, the plant authorities had stored about 30 tonnes of biscuit to reprint new price tags.  The daily production capacity of the factory was two tones.

The cost of damage was yet to be ascertained. However, no casualty has taken place though the intensity of the fire was too heavy. Twelve fire tender units along with a team of NDRF personnel struggled over 10 hours to bring the blaze under control.