MHA to set up emergency control room with ISRO help

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New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry (MHA) on Thursday roped in Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for setting up a state-of-the-art Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response (ICR-ER) in the MHA.

As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with ISRO, the latter will render its technical expertise in setting up the proposed ICR-ER whereas the project will be executed under overall supervision of MHA.

“The ICR-ER will cater to the requirement of disaster management as well as internal security. It will address the requirement of receipt of information on near real-time basis, strategic level monitoring, situation awareness, command and control, preparedness and response in the diverse internal security situation and disaster-related emergencies,” the MHA said in a release.

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“Consequently, it will increase the operational effectiveness and will be helpful in rendering timely response and assistance during emergency situations,” it added.

The control room is expected to be operational in one-and-a-half years.

–IANS

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