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