Fires have plagued Mumbai, especially in the last few years. Just this evening, a fire has been reported at Minar Tower in Mumbai. The cause of this fire remains unknown.
However, because of the now amazing efficiency of the fire department in Mumbai, there have been zero casualties reported from this tragic event. This was a very good demonstration of the improvisation if safety measures in cities such as Mumbai. Mumbai has been giving more and more importance to safety with projects such as the installation of CCTV cameras, and apparently trying to increase the competency of emergency services, which seems rather nessecary in such events.
This appalling event gives us some relief, showing us how the much-needed competency of such emergency services has finally been achieved. We hope that the quickness of these services continues in the near future and we, as a city, can reduce such incidences of fire completely, and relieve the stress and sadness of the citizens. This is a small stepping stone to the bigger picture of the development of our country as a whole.
~Written by Teesha Arora, Student of V.C.W Arya Vidya Mandir School.