Maharashtra to set up over 100 new fire stations
Thane: Maharashtra Fire department is planning to set up 100 more modern fire stations in urban areas and 10 in industrial belts of the state to meet any eventuality.
The government has provided Rs 285 crores, which would be used to set up 100 more fire stations in civic limits, in the next two years, state fire services director M V Deshmukh said.
Ten more fire stations would be added in industrial areas of the state where the department has set up 18 stations in as many years, Deshmukh said, after inauguration of a fire station in Murbad industrial belt of Thane last evening.
He said capacity building and manpower deployment play vital role in the safety of the citizens.
A drive is carried out throughout the year for educating the masses, especially the children and housewives, regarding the hazards of fire, he mentioned.
On the recent Sivakasi fire where over 50 persons were killed, Deshmukh said one has to follow fire norms to prevent such incidents.
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