In a step to strengthen the reach and accessibility of the Fire and Emergency Department, the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has decided to build two additional fire stations in Chandigarh. The announcement was made by the MC Chandigarh Mayor, at a recent meeting of the Fire and Emergency Department.
Where will Chandigarh’s New Fire Stations Be
It was stated by the Mayor, Asha Jaswal that the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has decided to construct two more fire stations in Chandigarh. One of the two new fire stations will come up in the IT Park and the other one in Sector 53. Fire Committee Chairman of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation , Joint Commissioner-cum-Chief Fire Officer, the station fire officers as well as the sub-fire officers were present when the announcement was made at the meeting.
Other important announcements
- All officials were directed by the Mayor, Chandigarh, to strictly follow the norms while issuing NOCs (No Objection Certificate) to building owners.
- It was directed by the Chandigarh Mayor to apprise the public of fire safety.
- The Mayor also asked the officials and another member to spread awareness on fire safety across Chandigarh by distributing pamphlets.
- She mentioned places such as markets of Sector 22 and Sector 19 in Chandigarh that is hugely crowded, to be made safer.
- Mock drills have also been ordered in these markets to check the fire arrangements and evacuation process.
- In the wake of the recent fire incident in Sector 17, Chandigarh, it was suggested at the meeting to issue notices to the occupiers as well as the building owners for the violation of fire-safety norms.
Recent major fire incidents in Chandigarh
A major fire broke out on the top floor of the Punjab Financial Corporation building at the city’s main commercial complex in Sector 17, Chandigarh. The fire led to the loss of records and office equipment.
Another major fire broke out at the administrative block of the Panjab University. The departments situated in Dewan Anand Kumar Hall at the first floor of the block were gutted in fire and led to the loss of several important documents.
The fire officials also brought to notice that it was decided at a recent RBI meeting that was chaired by Anurag Aggarwal, IAS, Home Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, that there should be a fire-vehicle zone in Bank Square. This step would evade the recurrence of such incidents in the area.
Source: The Tribune
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