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DLF City gets one more pvt fire station

Realty major DLF opened its second fire station in Phase 5 on Friday.

india Updated: Sep 22, 2012 01:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Realty major DLF opened its second fire station in Phase 5 on Friday.

This privately-owned station was inaugurated by the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) commissioner Sudhir Rajpal. The first station was opened in June this year.

Equipped with the latest technology from Finland, the station has hydraulic platforms with the chassis of Mercedes Benz, and two fire tenders of 90m height.

The station will have over 30 personnel from the field of fire safety. It will also have fire dousers with a water capacity of 18 kilolitre per vehicle, besides a pump discharge of 6,000 litre per minute.

“We have given importance to the safety of residents. There is need to ensure fire safety in the case of any emergency. The service will also be available in other areas of Gurgaon,” said Aakash Ohri, head of infrastructure, DLF City, Phase 5.

The MCG commissioner said, “We are happy to see that the private sector is sharing the burden of the public sector by taking such initiatives.”

MCG officials said a fine of R5,000 was imposed on eight building owners for violating fire safety norms on Thursday.

“The violators include members of resident welfare associations (RWA), residents of high-rises and cooperative housing societies,” added Rajpal.

“I have appealed to the court for more stringent punishment. They cannot be let off so easily. We should take steps to avert fire incidents,” he said.

From now on, all RWAs have to produce fire safety certificates to procure the non-objection certificate (NOC) for their buildings.

“Our staff has visited several buildings and taken pictures to show lack of fire-safety equipment. The residents should know the importance of these norms,” Rajpal added.

First Published: Sep 22, 2012 01:05 IST