17 firefighting vehicles flagged off

Tribune News Service

Shimla, August 17

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today flagged off 17 firefighting vehicles of the Fire Services Department to fire stations and fire substations situated in different parts of the state.

The Chief Minister said these vehicles would be provided to fire stations, Kinnaur, The Mall Road, Shimla, Paonta Sahib, Bilaspur, Kullu, Baddi, Parwanoo, Nalagarh, Una and Chamba, fire substations, Jhanduta and Gohar, and fire posts, Jubbal, Patlikuhal, Sansarpur Terrace, Padhar and Jogindernagar.

He said the state government had spent Rs 21.26 crore for purchasing firefighting vehicles and other equipments and Rs 17.46 crore for constructing various buildings of the Fire Services Department during the past three years. He said this would provide better firefighting services in the rural areas of the state.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service
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