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

The height of the skylift that Cidco has is just 32 me­tres and it can reach up to only eight floor of a build­ing. There­fore, the plan­ning agency had to ask for skylift of 62 me­tres from Vashi to reach the fif­teenth floor of the Kharghar build­ing which caught fire on Jan­uary 27.

Apart from that, Cidco also does not have suf­fi­cient fire en­gines to cover all the ar­eas-Kharghar, Kamothe, Kalam­boli, New Pan­vel and Ulwe. For cov­er­ing the huge area, they have four fire sta­tions at Kharghar, New Pan­vel, Kalam­boli and Uran with 132 fire­men and of­fi­cers.

Ac­cord­ing to the sources from their fire depart­ment, each sta­tion has only one fire en­gine. Only Kharghar has one big wa­ter tank and the 32-me­tre skylift. Cidco has de­cided to pur­chase one 55 me­tres and one 70 me­tres skylifts. They will be de­liv­ered within a few months.

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