The fire broke out around noon in the parking lot set in an open field with heavy growth of dry grass beside the NH7. As many as 150 cars were charred before fire services could arrive, fire department officials said.
Aero India 2019 fire: At least 300 cars gutted after a fire broke out at the Yelahankha airbase in Bengaluru, the venue for Aero India 2019. The cause of the fire is still unknown and there are no reports of injury so far.
Nirmala Sitharaman made a strong pitch for 'Make in India" and referred to a slew of initiatives taken by the government, including permitting 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Defence manufacturing.
At a Defence Industrial Corridor meeting in Aligarh on Saturday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reportedly urged Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to shift the venue of Aero India to his state, saying it would benefit defence production.