Amarnath Yatra: IMD to install Doppler Weather Radar systems

Div Com reviews logistic arrangements

Srinagar, Jun 28: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Union Ministry of Earth Sciences will install Mobile Doppler Weather Radar System at Gumri which will provide 24×7 severe weather surveillance and issue necessary extreme weather alerts for pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra-2019.
Another Doppler Weather Radar System will be installed at Uri in District Baramulla which will monitor Western Disturbances towards the valley and provides precise weather predictions.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting to review logistic arrangements for the successful installation of Mobile Doppler Weather Radar System at Gumri and Uri.
The Divisional Commissioner directed Deputy Commissioners of Ganderbal and Baramulla to provide each and every support to IMD which include proper space, Gensets and other basic amenities within three days so that the weather systems will be installed at the locations in a hassle-free manner and the pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra get an hourly weather update.
After the successful culmination of Amarnath Yatra-2019, Mobile Doppler Weather Radar System at Gumri will be shifted to Banihal for providing severe weather alerts for south Kashmir, National Highway and Chenab Valley for the remaining period of the year.
IMD will also install Doppler Weather Radar Systems at Jammu and Leh divisions for accurate weather updates to the people.
The Divisional Commissioner assured the officers of IMD that the State Administration will provide the necessary support for the successful establishment of Doppler Weather Radar Systems across Jammu and Kashmir.
The Divisional Commissioner also stressed upon the officers to make sure that all necessary arrangements are made well in time besides the need for close coordination among different agencies for the successful conduct of Amarnath Yatra-2019.
Director General IMD Dr K.J. Ramesh, Director Srinagar Metrological Centre Sonum Lotus and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.