After more than 15 years of the demand for fire fighting bikes for the congested lanes of the city, finally, Jaipur Municipal Corporation has purchased the bikes 15 days back to improve the safety measures in Jaipur.
Fire department has recently purchased 22 fire-fighting bikes worth Rs 7.5 lakh each to reach the congested lanes in the city during any emergency. On Monday, there will be first testing of these bikes in front of the fire committee of JMC. The bikes purchased are Royal Enfield 350 cc for two fireman at a time. There will be four water tanks and two air tanks on the bike. The demand for these bikes were there for many years and finally the tender was issued to purchase them.
Deputy Commissioner of fire Shipra Sharma, said that these bikes will reduce time and a quick response can be given. “We have already given proper training to our fire officials on the bikes and by the end of this week bikes will be launched for the city. They are generally for small scale fire incidents which can be controlled at the initial stage. These bikes will be very beneficial for controlling fire in congested lanes especially in the walled city” said Shipra.
The water tanks on the bikes will be 9 – 10 litres which will be of High Pressure Water Mist Fire Fighting System. With the help of advanced technology of mist, these water tanks will be 10 times more efficient then traditional fire trucks. Fire committee of JMC will go for inspection on July 16.
Chairman of fire committee Mukesh Lakhani said that there are many plans made by the JMC to improve the fire security of the city. “We have decided to issue NOC to the hotels for five years which was earlier 10 years. This decision was taken to keep a check on the businesses as 10 years is a long period to inspect the safety measures. We are hopeful to improve the safety measures as the population is increasing and JMC needs to pull up its socks now.”
On July 12, during the board meeting of JMC, a proposal was passed after which JMC will now collect the fire cess directly. Earlier, the cess was collected by JDA but JMC has complained that due to the delay in payment to them by JDA, they had to face cash crunch and are not been able to invest in improving the infrastructure. According to Mukesh Layani around Rs 40 crore are yet to be given to JMC by JDA.
Date: July 19, 2018
Source: The Times Of India