Pune : 2500 residents at risk as Kondhwa Society Raises Concern Over Lack of Fire Fighting Equipments

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Residents of H M Royal Cooperative Housing Society in Kondhwa Budruk are troubled as there is no fire fighting equipment present in any of the buildings present in the society.  There are around 11 buildings, each having ten floors with approximately 600 flats including commercial shops. 

Speaking to Pune Pulse, Sayyed Abbas, Resident of H M Royal Society, Kondhwa, said “The fire fighting equipment must be present on every floor in every building. In case of any emergency how are we supposed to save our lives.  This is sheer negligence. Appropriate & functional fire equipment must be there on all floors.”

Shakir Hussain, Resident of H M Royal Society, Kondhwa, said “Several floors of the society do not have fire fighting instruments like hose reels etc. Some time ago, the meter room in a building of the society was burnt. There was no electricity for 2 days. This fire instrument issue must be installed on priority.” 

Another resident Mohsin Khan, Resident of H M Royal Society, Kondhwa, said “Since more than one and half years, fire hose reel pipes have been removed by the builder from almost all the floors. This has put the lives of 2500 residents at risk. Hence, replenishment of fire pipes & other fire equipment must be done and immediate fire audit must be conducted.”

As per information from the applicant & resident of HM Royal Society, Mushtaq Ahmed, the society had filed an application about this issue to the PMC Kondhwa Fire Department on 29th August for which they received a response on 4th September from the PMC about providing the fire equipment.

Several residents of HM Royal Society such as Mubarak Nadaf, Fayaz, Aasim Akhtar and many more have the very same complaint.

Tabrez Dawood, Administrator of HM Royal Society, Kondhwa, said that they have raised this issue to the builder of the society a long while ago, however, nothing has been done about it.

Sameer Shaikh, PMC Kondhwa Fire Officer, said “We have already conducted a detailed Fire Audit for the HM Royal Society at the beginning of September 2023. We have instructed the society administration to install all fire equipment on priority basis as it is the society’s responsibility to install fire equipment.”

Rahul Patil, Sattva Group, which constructed H M Royal Residential Project in Kondhwa, said “We have already handed over everything to the society. However, if they require any support from our side about anything like fire fighting equipment etc, we are always ready to help them out.”

Adv Supriya Kale, who spoke on behalf of the builder said,“The society members had approached us with a requirement of installing hose pipes which we have assured them. It will be completed in the next few days.We have always been very transparent about the communication.”  

Shreyas Vange