Udyog Vihar to get its first fire station in 10 days | gurgaon | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Aug 18, 2017-Friday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Udyog Vihar to get its first fire station in 10 days

Finally, the much-awaited fire station at Udyog Vihar, phase-1 is going to start its operation in the next 10 days. The station will have three fire tenders and 28 firemen. Sunil Thapliyal reports.

gurgaon Updated: Apr 06, 2012 01:54 IST
Sunil Thapliyal

Finally, the much-awaited fire station at Udyog Vihar, phase-1 is going to start its operation in the next 10 days. The station will have three fire tenders and 28 firemen.


“The new sub-station will add more teeth to the fire department to deal with untoward accidents in the city,” said MS Bhardwaj, assistant regional fire officer, Gurgaon.

The sub-station was supposed to start operation in May last year.

However, around 11 months have passed and the fire substation is still waiting for basic facilities.

This industrial township has 1,250 industries and majority of them are prone to fire.

“The substation at Udyog Vihar has been delayed due to the shortage of electricity, phone connection and other infrastructure facilities. Meanwhile the MCG has assured that the basic issues will be addressed within a week,” said Bhardwaj.

“The new substation will add help the fire department deal with emergency situations. The fire substation will have three fire tenders and 28 fighters,” he added.

The sub-station was supposed to start operation in May last year.

However, around 11 months have passed and the facility is still awaiting basic facilities.

The industrial township has 1,250 units and a majority of them are prone to fire.

Earlier, the fire department had asked Huda to build some more fire stations in the city. “There is an urgent need of fire stations at Sector 56 and Pautadi,” said a senior fire official on the condition of anonymity.

Gurgaon only has three fire stations with only 109 firefighters to handle emergency situations.

The department has 25 fire tenders and two hydraulic platforms, which can reach a height of only 42mt.

“With a large number of fire incidents being reported in the city in the last few months, the department needs good equipment and trained manpower to tackle emergency situations. Slums and godowns are more prone to such incidents,” a senior fire official told HT not wishing to be named.