The BMC has ordered 24 firefighting bikes, and the second lot might be delivered by finish of April 2022
The Mumbai Fire Brigade has just lately inducted 12 firefighting bikes into its fleet. This is the primary lot of the 24 firefighting bikes which were ordered by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and they are going to be used as first responders. The bikes have been specifically customised for the hearth division and might be used to douse fires in slums and congested areas, locations the place a standard hearth truck will not be capable of go. This is the primary time that the pressure will get firefighting bikes. The remaining 12 bikes are anticipated to reach by the tip of April 2022.
The proposal to induct fire-fighting bikes into Mumbai Fire Brigade was first introduced in early 2022, nonetheless, it was delayed as a result of pandemic. It was once more proposed in 2021, and in October final 12 months, the civic standing committee permitted an ₹ 3 crore proposal to buy firefighting bikes. The 24 items might be deployed on the first stations of all civic wards of Mumbai.
While the main points concerning the firefighting bikes are but to be formally introduced, the bikes are from Royal Enfield, and judging by the pictures they seem like customised variations of the Bullet. These particular bikes include a water tank, hearth extinguisher, siren, wi-fi communication gear and hose drill hooked up. The hearth bikes have a 30-litre tank capability and might shoot out water by means of a high-pressure pump at eight litres per minute.
Speaking with Time of India, a senior hearth official stated, “The response time for blazes especially during peak hours touches 20-25 minutes, especially in suburbs while in the city area it is around 15 minutes. Therefore, these bikes could reach the site first, navigating quickly through traffic if any. It will take some time before we actually begin their use on the ground as the essential formalities like RTO registration and training to our fire officers who would be required,”
Currently, in Mumbai, the response time to struggle a hearth, throughout peak site visitors hours is round 20-25 minutes. However, the federal government mandate says that it needs to be round 6.5 minutes. And the hearth brigade hopes that these firefighting bikes will assist them enhance their response time. The bikes are anticipated to be placed on public show throughout the upcoming Fire Safety week, which might be noticed on April 14, 2022.