On 11 March 2019, a massive fire broke out at Brijbasi Art Press Limited, a printing press in Ecotech 3 of Greater Noida, gutting the entire factory. According to police, no injuries were reported as the blaze took place in the early hours of the morning, when the factory was shut.
The fire safety officer at Ecotech 3 fire station was informed about the incident at around 5:25 a.m. after which fire tenders were rushed to the spot. According to the fire safety officer, the fire spread rapidly as it was a paper factory. After struggling for almost 14 hours, the fire safety officials were finally able to douse the blaze.
The devastating fire damaged almost 90% of the printing press. The owner of the press, Apurv Garg said the press prints children’s books and exports to around 110 countries. He said a short-circuit might have caused the fire. He revealed that they had incurred a loss of about Rs 100 crore in the blaze. He further said that it will take about Rs 150 crore to reconstruct the factory.