Although the Belapur fire brigade department might prove active in mock drills but when it comes to real life, they showed very less promptness when a buffalo fell down a gutter near Nerul. If you look at this sight you will know that its’ not just pedestrians but also innocent animals who become victims of open NMMC drains and gutters. Unfortunately, despite reporting the incident of this buffalo falling into a gutter near Nerul, the Belapur fire brigade did not come to the rescue of the victimized buffalo. It was the NMTV team along with the two traffic officials who rescued the buffalo after an hour’s struggle. Shockingly, when the NMTV team contacted the Belapur fire brigade they asked for our residence address and had a list of questions about our appeal to come to the site. They did come to the site but after an hour and that too on seeing that the buffalo was saved, left without even taking the effort of enquiring about the incident. This callousness and apathy shown by the Belapur fire brigade department not only delayed the rescue of the buffalo but once again exposed how various departments at NMMC shirk the calls of their duty. With cameraperson Rajendra Prasad, Sudhir Sharma for NMTV News.
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