Kottayam, Nov 23: Emergency Operation Centres has started functioning throughout the day and night at Sannidhanam, Nilackal and Pampa during the current Mandalam-Makaravilakku season.
The Centres managed by the State Disaster Management Authority and District Disaster Management Authority, has 18 disaster management workers. If any pilgrim or vehicle met with an accident, the Centres will inform the entire details to the concerned authorities.
The main responsibility of the centres is to rush security forces at the spot immediately and coordinate the activities. The centres will mainly coordinate the activities of police, fire force, forest and health departments. The base office of the centres will be at Nilackal.
Six disaster management workers will be deployed in each of the three centres where wireless, hotline, VHF, laptops and mega phone were also provided. The centres will keep the data of the number of pilgrims arrived for darshan and their return, weather forecast, measurement of rains and the level of water in each dams, besides phone numbers of various departments and resource inventories. (UNI)