Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Brahmapur, Oct 11:
Gopalpur in Odisha’s Ganjam district will soon have a set of radar weighing about 16-tonne to gather weather readings.
The radar, to be jointly set up by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL) within a period of six months, will entail a cost of over Rs 14 crore, sources said.
India Metrological Department (IMD) Bhubaneswar centre director Sarat Chandra Sahu, ISRO New Delhi chief Dr S Bhatia and many other officials conducted an on-the-spot survey on the possible location of the radar Thursday.
The officials, while inspecting the construction of the building which will house the radar station, held discussions on weather related issues.
The construction of the building has been taken up by the Public Works department wing of Brahmapur.