Don’t cel­e­brate New Year’s party at these 19 bars & pubs: Nitesh Rane

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI -

In the back­drop of the tragic Ka­mala Mills blaze, Congress leg­is­la­tor Nitesh Rane has warned peo­ple to avoid 19 bars and pubs while cel­e­brat­ing their New Year’s party. He high­lighted the very nar­row exit points at these pubs that aren’t con­ducive for es­cap­ing in case of emer­gency.

In an ap­peal to party-go­ers, Rane, in his state­ment is­sued on Satur­day, stated, “Af­ter Fri­day’s most un­for­tu­nate in­ci­dence at Ka­mala Mills, all young­sters should take it in the stride to not go to lounges, pubs, bars and eater­ies where the exit points are nar­row and they can not es­cape eas­ily.”

Rane men­tioned a few names which in­cludes, True Tram Trunk (T3), Ter­race, Gas­tro Pub all are lo­cated at Juhu. Estella at Juhu Tara Road, Social Of­fline (Versova), Shee­sha Lounge at Raghu­van­shi Mills, Shee­sha Sky Lounge at Lokhand­wala.

He fur­ther named Rude Lounge at Malad east, Shee­sha Lounge at Ban­dra, Pent­house at Kan­di­vali, Ra­dio bar at Ban­dra Link­ing Road, Ir­ish Club at Foun­tain, Cop­per Chim­ney at Foun­tain and Sa­gar Bar and Restau­rant at MG Road, Gore­gaon.

Rane stated Opa bar at And­heri east has only one lift to exit and no stair­case and the exit point is too nar­row. At Hide­out lo­cated in Phoenix Mar­ket City Mall in Kurla, there are too many ta­bles and very less space is for exit.

“At Khar Social, it has full floor above for din­ing and very nar­row steps to come down. Bom­bay Adda at Khar is one of the most crowded places. It has steps which are locked and peo­ple can only use the life to get out and no other way in case a fire in­ci­dent oc­curs,” said Rane. He added, a crowd of 500 to 700 peo­ple can get trapped there. 1Above at Ka­mala Mills is one them which we have ex­pe­ri­enced, he said.

He said, all these places are risky for cel­e­bra­tions. They can ac­com­mo­date huge crowds but aren’t ready to han­dle the emer­gen­cies. The exit points are so nar­row that no one can run out from it. He ap­pealed avoid such places for cel­e­bra­tions. He also stated that all dance bars in Mumbai vi­o­late safety and fire norms.

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