Hyderabad: A senior official from the Exhibition Society said the All India Industrial Exhibition Society pays Rs 15,000 per day for 45 days to avail the services of the Fire Department. Moreover, the Exhibition Society also pays close to Rs 10 lakh to the Police Department for providing security and other services. The senior office bearer of the Exhibition Society said all possible precautions were taken to handle such emergency situations..
The shopkeepers and traders, however, said the Society had ignored basic fire safety norms. “The Society is more interested in enhancing the charges of each stall but were least interested in providing basic safety precautions,” the traders alleged..