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There is a lot of supervision going on in Jammu and Kashmir regarding some mega projects especially those which are being executed by ERA. Recently CEO ERA inspected work on the Emergency Operations Center, Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition Control Building.

J&K ERA took up this project on war footing soon after laying of foundation stone for this ambitious venture, being executed under World Bank funded Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project, by Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman, in presence of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha.

Government has said that Emergency Operations Building being constructed over 80 kanal of land at Ompura, Budgam, would comprise of G+1 floors. The building will also house the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Centre structure that would be the central control room for 80 dewatering pumping stations in Srinagar city for scientific management of all these stations using IT enabled services.

It would also include dormitories for the personnel of SDRF, NDRF, kitchen, dining hall and two large sized warehouses for stocking of various relief and rescue equipment  and essential commodities, a helipad for emergency landing and concrete platforms for pitching of tents. He said that construction of a compound wall having a length of more than 600 meters and excavation work at site and other ancillary works is in full swing.

EOC will be fully equipped with all the modern technologies and software being used world over for forecasting of natural disasters and coordinating the relief and rescue operations in case of any natural disasters. These included Decision Support System, Integrated Operational Flood Forecasting System, Disaster Risk Database which are being developed under the World Bank funded Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project with a cumulative cost of Rs 30.61 crore.

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