Skip to main content

Railways LocalCircles initiate online disaster response communities

To improve disaster management and emergency response at local level Ministry of Railways IRCTC and LocalCircles have initiated online and mobile based local communities

Related Category:

In order to improve disaster management and emergency response at a local level for any kind of disasters like train accidents, natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, fire or others or emergencies faced by communities or citizens, online and mobile based local communities have been formed for 100 districts in India in last month.

The initiative brought together by the Ministry of Railways, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and LocalCircles. This initiative is aimed at creating easily accessible online and mobile based disaster and emergency response ecosystem in every district in India so in case of an emergency, help can be quickly mobilised and information can be easily disseminated.

Over 100,000 citizens have already been connected within the last month across 100 districts. Other stake holders like National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), State Disaster Management Units, District Magistrates, District Police, Blood Banks, Hospitals, NGOs will be invited very soon to join their district's respective disaster and emergency response circle. Over the next one year, the connectivity will be extended to all 640 districts in the country.

Within minutes of the earthquake at noon on Saturday, April 25th, information was broadcast in the North India Emergency Response circles followed by detailed Earthquake do's and don'ts. The information came in handy for citizens during the follow on tremors on Saturday and Sunday. In almost all instances of disasters and emergencies, it is the local people that can assist the fastest. So, be it a train accident, an earthquake or someone needing blood, connecting the citizens at a local level with each other and the authorities for emergency response is the sole objective of this initiative. 

Votes with an average with
For more updates, be socially connected with us on
WhatsApp | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook

Related Story

COVID-19: Centre promotes Direct Marketing to decongest agri mandis, Photo: Shutterstock
COVID-19: Centre promotes Direct Marketing to decongest agri mandis

In the wake of maintaining social distancing during the trade of agricultural produce amid COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Agriculture, Government of India has written to the state…

COVID-19: KVIC procures cocoon from Tamil Nadu farmers
COVID-19: KVIC procures cocoon from Tamil Nadu farmers

At a time when the country is struggling hard with COVID-19 pandemic, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), an autonomous body under Ministry of MSME, in collaboration with its Khadi…

FARMING BY SATELLITE launches ideas competition
FARMING BY SATELLITE launches ideas competition

Aimed at young farmers as well as trainees and students, principally in the fields of IT, mechanical engineering and agricultural sciences, European GNSS Agency (GSA) and European Environment…


The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.