Kerala to get its first cyclone shelter at Mararikulam

Kerala’s first cyclone shelter is getting ready at Mararikulam in Alappuzha district. The officials said that the facility would be made functional by December end.

Cyclone Shelters in Kerala:

  • 14 cyclone shelters are being constructed in different parts of the State.
  • Apart from shelters, early warning systems consisting of sirens and lightings in coastal areas at a cost of ₹66 crore are also part of the project.
  • Once completed, the shelter at Mararikulam will have all facilities to accommodate around 1,000 people at a time.
  • The three-storey shelter is being built by the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority under the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP) of the Union government at a cost of ₹3.53 crore. Facility for landing of helicopters will also be set up.
  • The project is funded by the World Bank and State government on a 75:25 basis.
  • The Kudumbashree Mission has been appointed caretaker of the Mararikulam facility.

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