It has been developed by Infosys at a cost of Rs. 4.5 crore
A fire station complex, with state-of-the-art facilities and a number of unique features, was commissioned here on Sunday at the Hebbal industrial area in Mysore.
Developed by Infosys Technologies at a cost of Rs. 4.5 crore, the complex sets a benchmark for modern fire stations.
Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa inaugurated the facility at a function organised jointly by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and Infosys Technologies here.
The fire station complex has been built on an area of 21,417 sq. ft. It was much needed in the Hebbal industrial area, which is one of the biggest industrial areas in the region.
Mr. Yeddyurappa thanked Infosys Technologies for its gesture and said more corporate companies should join hands with the Government in developing and upgrading public infrastructure for the State's development.
He said the fire station complex had become a model for others and promised to extend all necessary support for Government-corporate initiatives. Infosys Technologies Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kris Gopalakrishnan said, “The contribution of firemen to society often goes unnoticed. By constructing the fire station complex, our aim is to acknowledge and appreciate the efforts made by these brave men who often risk their lives to save others.”
“We hope that the infrastructure and facilities that have been developed at the fire station serve as an encouragement and become a norm for future facilities that are offered to the fire and emergency service teams in the State and the country,” he added.
Director-General of Fire and Emergency Services Jija Hari Singh, in her welcome address, said the fire station complex was the only one of its kind in the country.
The station has the capacity to house four fire brigade vehicles. The office space of 9,907 sq. ft has two floors with a fully furnished office space with computers, an entrance lobby with a visitors' waiting area, an officers' cabin, a training room with a capacity to accommodate 50 people, a communication centre, store space, pantry, restrooms and a workshop for vehicle maintenance.
It also has a dormitory with nine sets of bunker beds with lockers, changing and restrooms, with a TV room and a fully equipped gymnasium.
The complex has an underground water reservoir with 70,000 litres storage capacity.
Minister in-charge of Mysore district S.A. Ramdas, Minister for Forests C.H. Vijayashankar and Satyanarayan, MLA, among others, were present.