Dr. Raghav reviews the progress of work on the World Bank-funded UT-level EOC and SCADA

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BUDGAM, 30 JULY: Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring (PDMD), Dr Raghav Langer today visited Budgam District and reviewed the progress of work on the Central Control Building for the Operations Center UT Level Emergency Control (EOC) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Control Room building being constructed by J&K ERA under the funded Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project by the World Bank at Ompura, here.

During the visit, the Secretary conducted a detailed tour of the complex and conducted an on-site assessment of the work in progress. Interacting with the senior officers there, the secretary asked them to speed up the pace of work on this prestigious project so that it would be completed on schedule.

He remarked that after the completion of this coveted project, seamless management of any emergency under one roof can be achieved and any requirement can be handled efficiently.

Dr. Raghav Langer also requested the officers to raise the issue of alternative access to the EOC with the Chief Engineer, PWD(R&B) Kashmir. During the visit, Director Kashmir JKERA, Er. Javaid Bukhari informed the Secretary that the state-of-the-art emergency operations center is being constructed at an allocated cost of Rs 34.88 Cr and will have all the integrated facilities necessary for the efficient and transparent management of an emergency situation. ’emergency.

It was also informed that the UT level emergency operations center will be used for the storage of various rescue and rescue equipment such as lifeboats, portable pumps and essential food items. In addition, it will also have two concrete pads for mounting tents for evacuation as well as Helipad for emergency helicopter landing, EDirector P&C, JTFRP informed the Secretary that the EOC is equipped with all the latest modern web-based IT tools used for natural disaster forecasting and coordination of relief and rescue operations in case of any natural disasters like earthquake, floods, avalanches, snowstorm , etc.

It was also informed that those web-based IT tools, such as the Decision Support System, the Integrated Operational Flood Forecasting System, the Disaster Risk Database, which have already been developed by JKERA under the World Bank funded JTFRP, were transferred to the DMRRR department.

While reviewing the progress of SCADA, the Secretary was informed that work to install SCADA systems in all 80 pump stations in the city of Srinagar is underway and high tech equipment such as switches of PLC level, level transducers, level transmitters, etc. installation of IT facilities such as broadband, GPRS and V-Sat will be established to ensure 24/7 internet connectivity of each pump station with the central SCADA control room building at Ompura.

Notably, SCADA is a latest software and hardware system that would allow remote control, power on/off, assist in timely identification of faults and monitor operations like flow management in all dewatering stations in the city of Srinagar.

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