OHRC Orders For Provision Of Fire Safety Measures At Barabati Stadium Ahead Of IND Vs SA T20I


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Thursday ordered the provision of necessary fire safety measures at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack in view of the 2nd T20 Cricket Match scheduled to be played on June 12 between India and South Africa.

The OHRC order came as Cuttack DCP Pinak Mishra today submitted an inspection report pointing out several lacunas in the fire safety arrangements at the Barabati Stadium.

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The rights body had sought reports from Cuttack DCP and Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Secretary by May 26 on fire safety arrangements in the Barabati Stadium for the T-20 international match between India and South Africa scheduled for June 12.

Notably, rights activist Nishikanta Mishra had filed a petition with the OHRC and appraised that Barabati Stadium, which has a capacity of 44,000 spectators, sans a fire safety system.

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