An unfortunate fire broke out in the middle of a performance at the Chowpatty Cultural event. As soon as the fire broke out, all audience, all performers, their entourage and technical crew were evacuated to safe zones inside and outside the venue. Simultaneously, the fire brigade and Mumbai Police swept into action within a minute and began to put the fire out using fire engines and fire tenders that were on standby.
The organisers, Wizcraft teams, Mumbai Police and the disaster management team of mumbai worked together to ensure the safety of all the people at the venue. The detailed planning, both with regard to smooth execution of the event and disaster management in case of an unfortunate incident, ensured that there were no casualties and no injuries.
Prior to the event all safety checks and audits were done during rehearsals and prior to the show. All fire and safety norms prescribed have been followed.
We are grateful for the help from the Maharashtra Government and the Hon. Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis and his team, who stayed at the venue right till the end to ensure the venue was evacuated and reviewed the site in detail post the fire was doused.