Airborne satellite tv for pc antenna system close to the newly shaped lake, Navy divers measure depth | Dehradun information
Dehradun: The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) on Sunday dropped a QDA (Quick Deployable Antenna) system near the lake that formed 5 km upstream from Tapovan after the flash floods and has been a cause for concern ever since. The area around the lake, estimated to be approximately 500 meters long and 250 meters wide, and located at an altitude of approximately 14,000 feet, is a signalless zone. On Saturday, Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters dropped three Navy divers near the lake to determine the exact depth. According to sources, divers used a portable echo sounder to measure the depth of the lake and estimated it to be around 9 meters, although a detailed report of the lake’s dimensions has not yet been provided.
Meanwhile, DIG SDRF Ridhim Agarwal commented on the satellite communication system dropped on the site on Sunday: “The QDA system will help scientists and experts visiting the lake inspect it in order to establish communication with the people in the control rooms . The device enables video conferences and the transmission of data. She added that “QDA technology is based on satellite communications and aids in making and receiving voice or video calls and transferring data from areas with no signal.” “There are two types of QDA systems – static and mobile. The static QDA will be set up at SDRF headquarters in Jolly Grant and the state emergency response center in Dehradun, while the mobile QDA will be flown to disaster-hit areas, ”said Agarwal.
Several teams of experts have visited the lake to determine the risks of the accumulated water. Your results are evaluated in order to decide on a course of action.
Meanwhile, two weeks after the flash floods, the death toll is 67 and five more bodies will be recovered from the Tapovan tunnel on Sunday. A total of 137 people are still missing.
13 bodies were recovered from the main tunnel of NTPC’s Tapovan-Vishnugad hydropower project, which originally contained around 30 workers. The remainder was recovered from other areas upstream and downstream of the affected areas.
Of the 67 bodies, 37 have so far been identified. “Up to 33 bodies remain unknown. 28 body parts were also found in different locations, “said an official involved in rescue operations.
Teams made up of members of the Army, NDRF and SDRF removed dirt from the mud-filled tunnel and managed to get up to 162 m inside, according to the State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC). It was estimated that the personnel trapped in the tunnel were working at one point 180 meters inside the tunnel when the disaster occurred.