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Sethusamudram Project Facts Vs. Myth

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Sethusamudram Project Facts Vs. Myth
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<!--QuoteBegin-narayanan+Mar 10 2007, 07:25 PM-->QUOTE(narayanan @ Mar 10 2007, 07:25 PM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->How many children will die waiting for help to arrive??  Could someone ask Prof. Murthy to weigh this in his calculations?

Help from the WEst coast could have arrived swiftly, had the SSC been there. But thousands died of hunger and thirst, blinded by the 120mph sand blast.

How many died needlessly in Nov/Dec. 1975 when the cyclone hit south of Chennai.  The southern East coast was smashed, trains were stopped by the flooding - but help could not arrive from the west coast because the SSC was not there.
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You make it sound as if the absence of the proposed canal is the primary bottleneck in relief work or emergency response on East. However, tsunami relief response experience tells the completely contrasting tale.

1. For immediate-term response (medicine, food, water, evacuation), airborne logistics is the most effective and versatile method in contemporary times, to any emergency including Tsunami or cyclone.

2. Since east coast is not an island, supplies for medium term-emergency response (rehabilitation etc) arrives not *only* from west, but also from north and center. Relief logistics does *NOT* depend upon 'setusagar canal' to reach east cost.

3. Extensive railways-based shipping network of India can not be ruled out for medium term response logistics. Even if we assume that the coastal railway tracks are completely destroyed in an extreme event, there are still enough road networks, and build more roadways in any case.

4. Naval-borne logistics is required for shipping supplies to islands. None of the islands of India require ships to cross setusagar canal. Navy did ferry the relief supplies to Lanka, Indonasia, Maldives etc. Below is an old report which descrbes relief logistics.

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->The Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Navy were quick to respond as soon as the magnitude of the crisis became apparent. Aircraft such as Il-76s and AN-32s were requisitioned immediately to transport desperately needed supplies to the affected areas.

The public sector airline companies, Indian Airlines and Alliance Air, also contributed in their own way, cancelling many of their commercial flights and using their fleet to ferry relief materials and to help stranded passengers and injured tsunami victims in the Andaman and Nicobar islands reach the mainland.

Air Force helicopters, especially the Mi-8s and the Mi-17s, proved invaluable in dropping supplies to remote areas and rescuing marooned people. In some areas, the IAF used drones to assess damage and loss of life. Four aircraft delivered six tonnes of relief material to the Maldives. Two ships were sent with potable water to the islands. The Navy has set up a Maritime Coordination Centre for the government of the Maldives in the capital Male.

India lent a helping hand to the Indonesian government as it struggled to handle the gargantuan tragedy Although the Andaman and Nicobar islands, which also suffered badly, needed help, a Navy hospital ship was despatched to Banda Aceh and a relief team to Meulaboh, the town worst affected by the tsunami. Another naval ship was sent from Chennai with relief materials comprising tents, blankets, emergency rations and medical supplies.
http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl2202/sto...28004813300.htm
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Indian Naval vessels did carry relief material, in aid to islands like Sri Lanka:

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Indian ship 'Samar' arrives with 120 tonnes of tsunami relief in Sri Lanka
http://www.lakehouse.lk/tsunami/story/relief-aid-28.htm
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<!--QuoteBegin-narayanan+Mar 10 2007, 07:25 PM-->QUOTE(narayanan @ Mar 10 2007, 07:25 PM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->after the cyclone of December 1965 (it hit precisely in this area and transformed the topography, doing far worse damage to Shri Ram's route than the SSC will ever do. It cut Dhanushkodi off from Rameshwaram.
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Very interesting. Do you have any back-up to this information regarding damage to Ramar Setu in 1965 - e.g links to articles or reports?


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