Monday, December 07, 2020

Madurai airport gets mobile command post vehicle

Madurai: A mobile command post (MCP) vehicle, which will be useful during emergency situations like mishaps and flight hijacking, has been commissioned at the Madurai airport. The vehicle will act as a point where liaison officers of various cooperating agencies will assemble to plan and coordinate rescue operations.

The MCP was formally commissioned into service by airport director S Senthil Valavan on Monday after a traditional puja and a flagging off ceremony.

Officials said that the MCP will work as on the spot command, coordination and communication centre. It will have an array of equipment to be used during emergency situations and a compartment, which can house 11 people to sit and carryout rescue operations.

The Rs 43 lakh vehicle has a GPS system, CCTV camera, smart board with projector, foldable stretcher and medical kits, digital camera, telescopic light mast, public address system, night vision binocular and power backup facility among others.

Fire and rescue service department in the airport will be responsible for stationing the vehicle at the incident site in case of any emergency at the earliest possible time. Officials said that the facility will improve the safety and security of the airport.

07/12/20 Times of India

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