Pune: The age-old fire fighting system at Balgandharva, Yashwantrao Chavan auditoriums and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Bhavan, will be replaced soon with modern fire fighting systems to combat any fire incidence in future. The same system will also be installed at Savarkar Bhavan, where many PMC offices are housed.
According to the proposal regarding the fire-fighting project, the new system will have automatic sprinklers, fire detection alarms and small fire extinguishers also. In order to douse the fire from inside and outside the auditoriums, water hydrant system, with a facility to connect a hose pipe, will be installed for the first time.
As the number of visitors to these PMC buildings is higher, automatic sprinkler systems will be installed to douse fires in rooms and passages. The fire extinguisher system goes off if the temperature goes beyond 68 degrees Celsius.
Standing Committee Chairman Muralidhar Mohol, speaking to the press after approving the proposal of issuing the work order to a private agency to install the fire fighting system, said that replacing the old fire-fighting system with the new one is the need of the hour. “The new system will definitely help the PMC avoid any untoward incident, if any, within a short span of time, or control it much before the fire brigade reaches the spot,” he said. Along with the new system, small wall mounted fire extinguishers will also be installed.