NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy has deployed a slew of ships and tankers in Chennai to phase up the rescue functions aside from opening its foundation to provide as an option airport as element of ‘Operation Madad’, said Navy chief Admiral RK Dhowan.
“We are using progressive techniques like carrying out surveys utilizing UAVs (unmanned aerial automobiles) to determine waterlogged locations and sharing the information with the civil administration to support them in rescue work,” he explained.
INS Rajali, the naval foundation at Arakkonam, around 60 km from Chennai, has been serving as an airport base to supply aid content as effectively as to fly in National Disaster Response Power groups, Dhowan mentioned.
“Our ships and plane are deployed in Tamil Nadu. INS Airawat is deployed. We are distributing meals and water,” he mentioned, including that all around forty tonnes of relief substance had been ferried in so considerably.
A high-level Defence Disaster Administration team is in charge of the rescue functions.
The Indian Air Pressure is utilizing the naval base to fly out stranded passengers.
IAF aircraft airlifted four teams of Countrywide Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) from Delhi and 10 NDRF groups from Bhubaneswar to Arakkonam, in addition to the four Indian Army Columns airlifted by the transport aircraft of the Indian Air Pressure on Thursday.
IAF has used 4 Medium Carry Helicopter, One particular Progress Light Helicopter (ALH) and 05 Chetak/Cheetah for the rescue and aid functions.
A single helicopter is positioned in Tirupati to aid Andhra Pradesh federal government, in accordance to IAF officials listed here.
In the meantime, the Indian Army has deployed 45 groups for rescue function in Chennai. The Military said it rescued more than 4,000 stranded folks. These groups have been operating in the worst hit places which includes Tambaram, Mudichur, Kothurpuram, Pallavaram, Thiruneermalai, Urapakkam, Manipakkam, T Nagar and Gudvancheri and also along the regions adjacent to the Adyar River.
Navy Clinic at St Thomas Mount has been created operational to provide treatment to flood impacted clients, the Military said.