Ludhiana: Under the urban development and Smart City Mission, the government has purchased new fire fighting equipment for the city of Ludhiana.
Cabinet Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu dedicated the modernised and advanced fire fighting and rescue infrastructure on 11th September 2021. The minister said the state government had spent Rs 3.28 crore on purchasing hi-tech equipment, including new mini-fire tenders, materials and emergency lights under the Smart City scheme.
He also said that four fabricated Tata Yodha fire tenders with a cost of Rs 88.64 lakh had been purchased to cover interior and narrow areas of the city.
The innovations and equipment include:
- Water and foam will be used in the mini-tenders to douse the flames.
- Hi-tech pumping system has been installed in four vehicles.
- Two Royal Enfield bullet motorcycles equipped with advanced firefighting technology have also been purchased
- Three life detectors of Rs 66.02 lakh have also made available.The detectors have a sensor that would sense human beings buried under debris in collapsed buildings and help save precious lives.
- 10 battery-operated combi tools of Rs 69.50 lakh have also been provided to the Fire Brigade Department.
- Five portable and inflatable emergency lights have been bought at a cost of Rs 11.74 lakh. In addition, these lights are based on the petrol engine system.
- Five thermal imaging cameras of Rs 41.79 lakh have been provided to the fire brigade. The cameras would help to see through smoke and monitor the fire’s spread and would assist in making better planning to control the fire, especially major hotspots.
- Five aluminium fire fighting suits of Rs 51 lakh have also been purchased for firemen to handle any incident easily with more stay near high temperature.
Ludhiana now ranks 37th on the list of Smart City rankings in the country.
Source: The news has been published by Tribune News Service with edits and inputs from the ArdorComm News Network team