19 November 2019
Bhubaneswar: A Bhubaneswar-based mall Utkal Kanika Galleria at Gautam Nagar has been sealed by Commissionerate Police for not complying with the parking and fire-safety norms.
Reportedly, the parking space at the mall can accommodate around 200 vehicles. However, heavy footfall of customers leads to traffic congestion on the Puri-Cuttack road near Kalpana Square.
Besides not making adequate parking space available for its customers, the mall had also opened for public without obtaining any occupancy certificate. During probe it was found that the mall doesn't possess a fire safety certificate.
While the mall was sealed on basis of the above findings, the developers of the commercial establishment stated that they have complied with the traffic and fire safety norms but the concerned departments are not doing their duty as required.