PTI | 07:04 PM,Apr 13,2012

Port Blair, Apr 13 (PTI) Member of Parliament from the Union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Bishnu Pada Ray today demanded installation of Doppler Weather Radar in the islands. The installation of Doopler Weather Radar is a must for these islands for effective tracking of the occurrence of natural disasters and similar calamities, he said. Early warning and alert messages from such radars will enable the Union territory administration to put in place high degree of preparedness in case a disaster strikes, Ray told PTI here. Ray, the BJP MP said, he would raise the issue relating to sanction and installation of Doppler Weather Radar in Parliament. He also suggested setting up of electronic display boards and tsunami sirens in all the villages to enable the people to get update of the earthquake and tsunami alerts/warnings being issued by the administration. Ray said the Union territory administration has agreed to his suggestion for starting community radio service in the islands and to set up satellite phones in six emergency operation centres spread over the islands.

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