Disaster Management Plan Soon

BANGALORE: Bangalore Urban district needs an exhaustive and workable District Disaster Management (DDM) Plan in another two months to address the unexpected disasters, the officials of the Ban

Published: 11th April 2012 02:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:27 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Bangalore Urban district needs an exhaustive and workable District Disaster Management (DDM) Plan in another two months to address the unexpected disasters, the officials of the Bangalore District Disaster Management Authority said here on Tuesday.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of a workshop on disaster management, M K Ayyappa, Deputy Commissioner, Bangalore Urban district, said, “We already have a plan but that needs to be upgraded. It will be ready in a couple of months after consultation with different stakeholders. We have identified 24 contingencies. ”

The 24 contingency areas include urban flooding, earthquake, drought, major fires, building collapses, stampede, stadium safety, air crash accidents, railway accident, biological and radiological disasters, forest fires, hooch tragedy  and mass casualty management.

Addressing the current challenges, Pradeep K K, Emergency Coordinator and Member Secretary DDM advisory committee said, the plan will also have a control room and Emergency Operation Centre and Disaster Management Authority will be appointed at the Zilla Panchayat level.

Additional commissioner of Police T Sunil Kumar said that even media management is an important aspect in the whole plan. “We cannot send wrong signals and create panicking situation, as in the case of H1N1. There is has to be a proper flow of information to the media from different stakeholders,” he said.

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