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False fire alarm at Mumbai high-rise; cops told to take action against caller

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False fire alarm at Mumbai high-rise; cops told to take action against caller

A Fire Brigade official said a phone call received about a “blaze” in a Mumbai high-rise residential building housing staffers of a Maharashtra government-run hospital in south Mumbai on Monday night turned out to be a false alarm as no such incident had taken place, reported news agency PTI.

The official said they have asked the Mumbai police to take action against the unidentified person for raising a false fire alarm and causing panic, reported PTI.

He said the person at around 8.45 pm told them there was a “short circuit” in a flat on the 14th floor of the Mumbai high-rise residential building housing staffers of state government-run GT Hospital, reported PTI.

As per SOP, they sent fire tenders to the spot, where no blaze or smoke was detected, said the official.

Meanwhile, a fire broke out at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation`s (BMC) Pise Water Pumping Station Monday evening, leading to a significant impact on water supply across several parts of Mumbai.

According to a civic official, the incident has impacted the water supply in the eastern part of eastern suburbs, as well as the water supply from Golanji, Fosbery, Raoli, and Bhandarwada reservoirs in the city.

Consequently, there will be no water supply in these areas for the next 24 hours. Additionally, the water supply pressure in the western suburbs and other parts of Mumbai may also be affected, said the official.

As per the civic official, the BMC administration has urged citizens to cooperate and utilise water resources judiciously since the prompt cooperation of residents is essential to mitigate the impact of the disruption and ensure that essential water services can be restored as swiftly as possible.

The fire broke out on Friday evening and it has impacted water supply in some of the eastern suburbs as well as supply from Golanji, Fosbery, Raoli and Bhandarwada reservoirs, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said in a release.

“Consequently, there will be no water supply in these areas for the next 24 hours. Water supply pressure in the western suburbs and other parts of Mumbai may also be affected. The BMC administration requests citizens to co-operate and use water judiciously during this period,” the release said. 

Efforts are underway to address the situation and restore normalcy to the water supply system in the affected areas.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI)

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