Bucharest Mayor Sorin Oprescu, who yesterday convened the cold season preparation command, called on sanitation operators to get anti-slip equipment and chemicals ready for the coming winter, and Apa Nova and Street Administration officials to hurry finishing ongoing works. The mayor was also keen to know the winter tire equipping stage of public transportation vehicles. The Bucharest mayor yesterday said that electrical heaters could be installed in the areas where homeless people take shelters so that those who cannot be lodged in homeless shelters could still have a heating source to get warm. Cosmina Simean, director at the Bucharest Municipality General Social Assistance Department, said that clothes, beds, footwear and mobile units are prepared for homeless people who will be taken off the streets and lodged in homeless shelters able to house up to 1,000 people.Separately, the technical manager of the Bucharest Heating Utility (RADET) yesterday announced it had begun delivering heat to consumers, provided tenant associations agree with it. According to law, permanent district heating is turned on after three consecutive days with outdoor temperatures of 10 degrees C or lower between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.