BMC to bring in additional 17 fire brigade centres in small containers

BMC will spend INR 2 Cr to buy containerised offices which will act as small fire brigade centres

BMC to bring in additional 17 fire brigade centres in small containers

Mumbai has very narrow lanes and bylanes which makes it difficult for the fire brigade officials to reach their destination during emergency situations. Considering this hindrance, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will bring in 17 fire brigade centres which will be placed in small containers. Currently, there are 34 fire brigade centres in the city.

Post the infamous Gokul Nivas (Kalbadevi) fire, former additional commissioner Rajeev Jalota had demanded small fire brigade centres, mist fire engines along with manpower. The fire brigade centres have started buying quick response multi-purpose vehicles and containerised office. 

Shade will be built for vehicles in the centre and a containerised office. Around INR 2 crores will be used for the same and we have appointed a contractor as well who will lend us 17 containerised offices,” Prabhat Rahangdale, Chief Fire Officer, Mumbai Fire Brigade.

Here are 17 small fire brigade centres

  • Ward C- Bhuleshwar, Jagannath Shankar Seth Road
  • Ward D- Walkeshwar, Malabar Hill
  • Ward D- Priyadarshani Park, Nepean Sea Road
  • Ward G/South- National Sports Club of India, Dr B A Road, Worli
  • Ward G/North- Dadar Pumping Station, Senapati Bapat Marg
  • Ward K/West- Andheri west Amboli Village, Raheja Plaza Plot, Shah Industrial Estate
  • Ward L- Chandivali Farm Road, Chandivali Village
  • Ward H (East)- Kalina Santacruz(East) near Vidya Nagri
  • Ward K/West- Versova Link Road, near Kapaswadi cemetery, Andheri (West)
  • Ward R/South- Kandivali (East) Thakur Village
  • P/South- Dadasaheb Phalke Chitra Nagar, Goregaon (East)
  • Ward M (East)- Chitta Camp police station, Trombay
  • Ward M (East)- Borbadevi Chwk, N G Acharya Road, Govandi
  • Ward M (East)- Mahul, D B Realty, Building no. 72
  • Ward N- Ghatkopar(West) Barve Nagar near cemetery
  • Ward S- Kanjur (West) Kanjur Marg Village
  • Ward – Bhandup Village, opposite to Ceat tyre manufacture company, Nahul Village road