OUT­DATED VE­HI­CLES

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

Cidco has four fire sta­tions at Kharghar, New Pan­vel, Kalam­boli and Uran with a to­tal of 132 fire­men and of­fi­cers.

At present, the four fire sta­tions have only five fire ten­ders

There is also only one ve­hi­cle to com­bat fire in high-rises and that too is out­dated.

There is a need for around 10 to 15 ve­hi­cles ac­cord­ing to fire depart­ment of­fi­cials.

A pro­posal for the same is presently be­ing pre­pared. It in­cludes the re­quire­ment of 5 mini fire ten­ders.

Cidco has con­structed one fire sta­tion at Ulwe and it is likely to be in­au­gu­rated by March-end. This sta­tion will also cover nearby Don­a­giri and the pe­riph­eral ar­eas. It will also have quar­ters for 32 staffers.

They have de­cided to pur­chase six more fire en­gines and ev­ery sta­tion will get two en­gines af­ter that.

They hired 60 fire­men a few months ago and do not have any short­age of man­power.

As of now, Cidco has only one 32-me­tre skylift which can reach only up to eighth floor of a build­ing.

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