NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy has deployed a slew of ships and tankers in Chennai to step up the rescue operations apart from opening its foundation to serve as an substitute airport as component of ‘Operation Madad’, stated Navy chief Admiral RK Dhowan.
“We are using modern strategies like carrying out surveys making use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) to identify waterlogged places and sharing the information with the civil administration to aid them in rescue work,” he said.
INS Rajali, the naval base at Arakkonam, close to sixty km from Chennai, has been serving as an airport base to supply aid material as properly as to fly in National Disaster Response Force groups, Dhowan explained.
“Our ships and aircraft are deployed in Tamil Nadu. INS Airawat is deployed. We are distributing foods and water,” he mentioned, adding that around 40 tonnes of reduction material had been ferried in so much.
A large-stage Defence Disaster Administration team is in demand of the rescue operations.
The Indian Air Power is making use of the naval foundation to fly out stranded travellers.
IAF plane airlifted 4 groups of Nationwide Disaster Reduction Force (NDRF) from Delhi and ten NDRF groups from Bhubaneswar to Arakkonam, in addition to the four Indian Army Columns airlifted by the transportation plane of the Indian Air Power on Thursday.
IAF has utilized four Medium Raise Helicopter, 1 Progress Light-weight Helicopter (ALH) and 05 Chetak/Cheetah for the rescue and relief functions.
1 helicopter is positioned in Tirupati to help Andhra Pradesh authorities, according to IAF officers here.
Meanwhile, the Indian Army has deployed forty five groups for rescue operate in Chennai. The Military mentioned it rescued more than 4,000 stranded men and women. These groups have been working in the worst hit regions including Tambaram, Mudichur, Kothurpuram, Pallavaram, Thiruneermalai, Urapakkam, Manipakkam, T Nagar and Gudvancheri and also along the areas adjacent to the Adyar River.
Army Medical center at St Thomas Mount has been produced operational to offer treatment to flood affected sufferers, the Military explained.