Ensure mask norm obeyed, officers told

Ensure mask norm obeyed, officers told

Home Minister Anil Vij inaugurates the construction work of fire station in Ambala Cantonment on Saturday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Ambala, November 21

State Home Minister Anil Vij on Saturday said, “There are only two ways to control Covid cases. One is to impose a complete lockdown and the other is to ensure strict implementation of mask-wearing, and I prefer the second option.”

He said, “We don’t want people to become unemployed by imposition of lockdown but to strictly adhere to instruction such as wearing of face masks. I have asked Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police to ensure that people wear masks and issue challans to the violators who are found roaming without masks.”

Vij was speaking after inaugurating the construction work of fire station building in Sadar zone in Ambala Cantonment.

The new building of the fire station will come up at a cost of Rs 11.39 crore, the existing building of which is in a dilapidated state. Also, there have been incidents of plaster falling and roof leakage during rains.

In his address, Vij said the services of fire department were crucial. He said, “These employees and officers should get better and state-of-the-art facilities. A multi-storey fire station will be built on 3,219 square-meter area. There will be a garage to park seven fire brigades. The fire station will include a store, locker room, table tennis room, kitchen, watch room, waiting area, toilet, garage and two restrooms on the ground floor. On the first floor, space will be available for the offices of the fire station officers and toilets. There will also be an elevator facility in the building.”

The minister also said a four-storey residential complex would also be built there for the employees and officers.

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