New Goa Manohar International Airport conducts 3 days training program on Chemical Biological Radiology & Nuclear Emergency(CBRNE)

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  • First of its kind training program being conducted at airport in Goa
  • Many renowned scientists & subject-matter experts (SME) participated
  • Other participants include – Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Airlines, Ground Handling Agents(GHA), Airport medical services, State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMA), District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), National Disaster Response Force(NDRF), Goa Fire Service, Goa Police, Goa medical services, Civil defense, Airport Authority of India(AAI), Indian Navy & Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Sensitization and Mock Exercise on day three by a 40-member team of NDRF from 5th Battalion

Goa, 10th Feb, 2023:New Goa Manohar International Airport has successfully completed, a three days training program from 6th Feb to 8thFeb 2023 on Chemical Biological Radiology & Nuclear Emergency (CBRNE). CBRNE is an acronym for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear weapons emergency. These types of weapons have the ability to create both mass casualties as well as mass disruption of society.

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) planned this training for the first time at an airport in Goa. NDMA, is an apex Body of Government of India, with a mandate to lay down policies for disaster management. To conduct this training, NDMA nominated Mr. SK Ghosh, Senior Consultant (Nuclear & Radiological), NDMA and former Head, Directorate of Regulatory Inspections, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) as Coordinator. NDMA also invited 8 more renowned scientist & SMEs as faculties from different parts of country.

This three days’ program included class room lecturers by domain experts and a mock exercise.

  • Day one was dedicated to Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Preparedness.
  • Chemical, Psychosocial & Biological Emergency Preparedness was discussed on day two. 
  • The training event concluded with a Sensitization and Mock Exercise on Day three by a 40-member team from 5th Battalion of NDRF in near the PTB of the New Goa Manohar International Airport.

Speaking on the occasion, CEO-GGIAL, Mr. R. V. Sheshan said, “Today, we have successfully completed the Chemical Biological Radiology & Nuclear Emergency (CBRNE) training at the New Goa Manohar International Airport. Security & Safety of our partners, passengers and all stakeholders is of foremost importance for us. The purpose of this training is to ensure that first responders have a common knowledge base and a minimum level of preparedness to recognize and mitigate such attacks.

We are thankful to NDMA & SDMA for selecting us to conduct this training. I would also like to congratulate other 40 participations from emergency handlers which includes GGIAL departments (Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting, Terminal Operations, Airside Operations, Environment, Health, Safety &Sustainability, Security, Project & Engineering, Cargo), and CISF, Airlines, Ground Handling Agency, Airport medical services, SDMA, DDMA, NDRF, Goa Fire & Emergency Services, Goa Police, Goa Medical Services, Air Airport Authority of India, Indian Navy & Oil & Natural Gas Company for being a part of this significant training program.”

About GMR Group
GMR Group is a leading global infrastructure conglomerate with unparalleled expertise in designing, building, and operating airports. It also has a significant presence in sectors like Energy, Transportation, and Urban Infrastructure.

GMR Airports is the largest private airport operator in Asia and 2nd largest in the world with a passenger handling capacity of over 189 million annually. GMR Airports Limited, a subsidiary of GMR Airports Infrastructure Limited [formerly known as GMR Infrastructure Limited] (GIL) has Groupe ADP as its strategic partner, which is holding a 49 percent stake. GMR Airports operates the iconic Delhi Airport, which is the largest and fastest-growing airport in India. It also runs Hyderabad Airport, a pioneering greenfield airport known for several technological innovations. The company also operates New Goa Airport which is India’s first destination Airport. The airport offers everything a tourist looks for i.e. liveliness in the serene lap of nature, making it a perfect destination for leisure and holistic tourism.

Expanding its overseas footprint, the company is developing and operating Kualanamu International Airport in Medan, Indonesia, in collaboration with AngkasaPura II (AP II). GMR Airports is also providing technical services to the architecturally renowned and the second busiest airport in the Philippines, Mactan Cebu International Airport in Cebu.

The Group is currently developing two major greenfield airport projects in India and Greece. Bhogapuram airport in India is poised to transform the economy and landscape of the surrounding areas when ready. Crete airport in Greece will similarly play a significant role in the local economy of the region.

GMR Aero Technic (GAT) is India’s largest integrated world-class third-party MRO; a part of GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL). GAT provides complete technical support to aircraft operators, with utmost quality and reliability to ensure that its customers meet their operational requirements. GAT has been constantly upgrading its capabilities and expanding its service offerings to meet the growing maintenance needs of airline operators within and outside India, with a vision to be a lead MRO in the Asia Pacific region.

 As a pioneer in implementing the path-breaking Aerotropolis concept in India, GMR Airports is developing unique airport cities on commercial lands available around its airports in Delhi, Hyderabad, and Goa. GMR Delhi Aerocity is a landmark business, leisure, and experiential district. Similarly, GMR Hyderabad Aerocity is coming up as a new-age smart business hub. GMR’s energy businesses have an installed capacity of over 3,000 MW capacity. With a significant focus on green energy, the company is working towards creating a more sustainable environment by harnessing the power of wind, water, and sun for energy generation. It has a balanced mix in its energy generation portfolio. Around 1,000 MW of clean energy projects of GMR are under various stages of development

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