The Punjab Government has initiated the process of upgrading its fire services at a cost of Rs. 46.50 crore in order to deal with any emergency situation. As a consequence of the efforts being made in this direction, an order has been issued for the purchase of 96 brand new multipurpose fire vehicles.Disclosing this in a statement here today, Anil Joshi, the Local Bodies Minister, Punjab, said that tenders have been finalized in this regard by the purchase committee constituted by the department. In accordance with it, the work of fabrication and supplying the 96 multipurpose fire vehicles has been handed over to a Hyderabad based firm Sri Taikon.The Minister further said this, the work of fabrication and supply of 16 tonne G.V.W. capacity chassis, of Tata, Ashoka Leyland and Eicher companies, would be carried out at a cost of Rs. 46.50 crore. He also informed that the firm has been asked to deposit 10 percent amount through bank guarantee.Mr. Joshi elaborated that the up gradation of fire service would lead to timely action in preventing any mis-happening.