The existing fire station on State Bank Road here will be replaced by a model fire station which was announced by the Chief Minister earlier this year.The new office will house offices of the top officials of the Fire and Rescue Services.According to S. Vijayasekar, Joint Director (Western Region), Fire and Rescue Services, the plan and estimates of the new building was ready.“We are expecting a Government order and fund allocation for the new building soon. Works will start soon after the issuance of the Government order,” he said.The model fire and rescue station at a cost of Rs.350 lakh in Coimbatore was announced by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami under the budgetary allocation for the year 2019-20. The new building will have three floors excluding the ground floor.District Fire Officer M. Balasubramaniam said that a chunk of the ground floor will be used as bays for parking fire tenders. The remaining floors will have important offices of the Department. Currently, these offices are functioning in old single-storeyed building.“Important offices including that of the Joint Director (Western Region) and District Fire Officer will be under one roof. The new building will be positioned in such a way that fire tenders can easily exit to the main road. The building will also house the control room,” he said.C.K Gandhirajan, director of Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services, had recently held a high-level meeting of the department in here and reviewed various developmental works of the department other than preparedness in fire and rescue services.
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