Cidco ar­eas to get four new fire sta­tions

The town plan­ning agency has al­ready al­lot­ted two plots at Kamothe and Taloja for the fire sta­tions

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­

NAVI MUM­BAI: The city is set to get four more fire sta­tions as the City and In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (Cidco) has de­cided to set up the new sta­tions in view of the in­creas­ing pop­u­la­tion in all its nodes.

The town plan­ning agency has al­ready al­lot­ted two plots at Kamothe and Taloja for the fire sta­tions. Two other plots at Push­pak Na­gar and near Pan­vel for the Navi Mum­bai Air­port In­flu­ence No­ti­fied Area (NAINA) have been ear­marked and will be al­lot­ted soon, a se­nior of­fi­cer said.

“Pop­u­la­tion in Kamothe and Taloja is in­creas­ing very fast and will soon cross 1 lakh. In the ab­sence of fire sta­tions, th­ese ar­eas are now be­ing cov­ered by Kharghar and Kalam­boli fire sta­tions. So two plots have been al­lot­ted for con­struct­ing in­de­pen­dent fire sta­tions in th­ese ar­eas,” said a se­nior of­fi­cer from Cidco’s fire sta­tion.

“Push­pak Na­gar still does not have a size­able pop­u­la­tion, but it has seen fast de­vel­op­ment in the past two years. Pop­u­la­tion will in­crease in this area in next three to four years,” he said.

Cidco, how­ever, has not al­lo­cated any bud­get for th­ese projects. Meet­ings are be­ing held for clear­ing other for­mal­i­ties and the bud­get for the first two fire sta­tions will be fi­nalised soon.

“It is there­fore too early to say when th­ese fire sta­tions will be op­er­a­tional,” the of­fi­cer said.

As of now Cidco has four fire sta­tions at Kharghar, New Pan­vel, Kalam­boli and Uran.

Each sta­tion has only one fire en­gine. Only Kharghar has a big wa­ter tank and a 32me­tre skylift.

Cidco com­pleted the con­struc­tion of a fire sta­tion at Ulwe around three months ago. How­ever, it will take them an­other six months to make it op­er­a­tional as the sta­tion doesn’t have fire en­gines and

other ve­hi­cles yet.

This sta­tion also has quar­ters for 32 staffers.

Vi­jay Rane, deputy fire chief of Cidco, said, “We have placed or­ders for the ve­hi­cles and fire

en­gine for the Ulwe sta­tion a cou­ple of weeks ago. How­ever, it takes three to four months

for mak­ing one fire en­gine. We should be able to in­au­gu­rate the sta­tion af­ter six months.”

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