New Delhi: A day after a massive fire at Bengaluru’s Aero India Show left 300 vehicles charred, Toyota Kirloskar Motors extended help to people who suffered a loss in the incident. The Toyota Kirloskar Motors issued a special contact number – 180042500001 and 08066293001 – for assistance. People who have either lost their vehicles to this blaze or have suffered damages at the show will be provided with on-site assistance from Toyota’s insurance arm.
It must be noted that people who require additional facilities- such as insurance claim, special towing assistance will be put on a conference call with the concerned Bengaluru dealers‘ customer relations for coordination purposes.
Moreover, the Ministry of Defence has also put in a request with the Department of Financial Services (DFS) to set up the special cell that can clear insurance claims in a jiffy. Some insurance companies have also opened up centres at the Yelahanka Air Base for the purpose, as per reports.
A fire broke out at a car parking area near the venue of Aero India 2019 on Saturday. Nearly 300 cars were gutted in the blaze near the venue. No casualties were reported though. The area was cordoned off and police were investigating the matter.
The fire started at Gate 5 at around 1 PM yesterday and it soon spread to the adjoining parking lot area. A fuel tank also exploded due to the blaze.
In an earlier mishap on February 19, Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi died during a practice session of the Aero India show. The commander succumbed to injuries that he got after two aircraft of IAF’s aerobatic team Surya Kiran crashed mid-air. Others aircrew members were also wounded in the incident. The crash happened on the outskirts of the airbase, in the afternoon.