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Vehicular traffic and encroachments block the way of a fire tender in Pune on Friday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

No more high-rise buildings in Pune, till we are fire-ready, pleads fire brigade

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 05:12 PM IST
One of the basic requirements for any fire brigade to fight fire incidents in high-rise buildings, above 100 metres vertical length, is the number of snorkels it has. A snorkel is a platform or bucket attached onto a mechanically bending arm installed onto a fire truck. This helps the fire brigade officials reach the top where the fire has occurred. However, currently, the city fire department has only two snorkels with them, having capacity to deal with fire incidents up to a vertical limit of 100 metres. 
In its budget for fiscal 2018-’19, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has not proposed any allocation for a ladder that could reach fires at a height of more than 42 metres.(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
In its budget for fiscal 2018-’19, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has not proposed any allocation for a ladder that could reach fires at a height of more than 42 metres.(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Gurugram: Fire department has no ladder to fight high-rise blazes

Hindustan Times | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 10:37 PM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has not allocated a penny to the fire department to purchase a 101 metre hydraulic ladder to help them fight fires in high-rises
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